I-95/I-395 HOV Restriction Study

Meeting Slides - June 30, 1998

Study Objectives

  • Optimize use of transportation system through increased person movement in I-95/I-395 corridor
  • Alleviate traffic congestion in I-95/I-395 corridor
  • Optimize HOV use in I-95/I-395 corridor

Technical Committee

  • VDOT
  • VDRPT
  • Local Jurisdictions / Planning Agencies
  • State Police
  • Transit Providers
    • WMATA
    • VRE
    • PRTC, NVTC
    • Quicks, Lee and National Coach Works
    • VPSI
  • FHWA and FTA

Consultant Team

  • Prime Consultant: BMI

Specialty Subconsultants:

  • Travesky & Associates, Ltd. - Public Information
  • S. G. Associates, Inc. - Transit Issues
  • TYLIN International - Engineering
  • Gallop Corporation - Demand Modeling
  • MCV Associates - Data Collection
  • BRW - HOV 0perations

Study Scenarios

Changes to Current HOV Restrictions

  • HOV 3+ to HOV 2+ for entire corridor
  • HOV 3+ to HOV 2+ for portion of corridor
  • Effects of I-395/ I -95/ I -495 construction on switch to HOV 2+
  • Allowing PM southbound non-HOV traffic to exit at Franconia-Springfield Parkway
  • Extending HOV-restricted time periods

Changes to HOV System

  • Effects of adding third HOV lane inside Beltway on HOV 2+ operations
  • Transitioning from HOV 2+ to HOV 3+ at Beltway
  • Adding HOV ramps at selected locations:
    • to/from Rt. 123 northbound
    • to/from south at Seminary Road

Operational Measures

  • Corridor speeds in HOV lanes
  • Travel time/delay in HOV lanes
  • Vehicle and person volumes in HOV lanes
  • Air quality impacts

Transit Impact

  • Ridership
  • Revenues
  • Operating costs
  • Effects of "slugging"

Other Measures

  • Safety
  • Violation Rates
  • Enforcement

Public Involvement

Objectives of the Public Participation Program

  • Make public aware of existence, purpose, and scope of project
  • Receive input from public on issues and findings of the study
  • Report results at key milestones

Selection and Role of Stakeholders

  • Individuals and group representatives
  • Work, travel, reside within I-95/I-395 corridor

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