Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

From HOV Lane to HOT Lane

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Transportation agencies have many options when it comes to managing congestion. However, many times it’s impossible to build new infrastructure in the real problem areas.

A proposed alternative is to reclaim some of the available capacity in the HOV (high occupancy vehicle or carpool/transit) lanes by making them high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes.

LA Metro, Caltrans and several other mobility partners joined forces to introduce congestion pricing to the I-110 and I-10 Freeways in Los Angeles County. Here’s how it worked.