Alex Goldmark is a senior producer in the newsroom for New Tech City and Transportation Nation.
How Are Houston's HOT Lanes Working? It Depends.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 12:01 PM
Houston is one of the bigger test cases for the traffic reduction powers of High Occupancy Toll lanes where drivers can pay for access to an express lane, or carpool for free access. Nearly five months after opening, Houston's HOT lanes are an "under-utilized asset according to reporting by KUHF.
Gail Delaughter of KUHF reports 450 drivers a day are willing to pay those tolls, that's way under capacity because many drivers don't know they can access what used to be HOV lanes for a fee.
Delaughter speaks with Metro CEO on projections for growth and new road signage to help.