Elise Miller-Hooks

Publications: Journal 36

“Violations Modeling in Studies of Concurrent-Flow Lanes”

Transportation Research Record, 2178, 147-155.
Chou, C., E. Miller-Hooks and X. Chen (2010)

Pub36 State agencies have become increasingly interested in the construction of managed lane facilities operating concurrently with general purpose (GP) lanes along existing roadways as a means of addressing the continued growth of traffic congestion on freeways. Non-barrier separation techniques to restrict access to the managed lanes are gaining in popularity. Such separation methods, however, permit nearly unlimited improper ingress/egress to/from the managed lanes, impacting free-flow speeds, safety and revenues. Even with significant enforcement, violation rates related to non-barrier separated managed lanes in the U.S. are considerable. Despite this, no prior model developed for the purpose of predicting improvements in traffic performance metrics and the potential revenue that can be raised through the introduction of a new HOT lane facility within an existing roadway or to assess potential practicable operational strategies and facility designs has incorporated this violation behavior. Nor has any prior study systematically considered the impact of violation on the performance of these facilities. This paper seeks to assess the importance of this omission.


Elise Miller-Hooks, Ph.D.
Bill & Eleanor Hazel Chair in Infrastructure Engineering

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Email: miller@gmu.edu

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Sid and Reva Dewberry Department of Civil, Environmental and Infrastructure Engineering
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