Express Lanes Demonstration Program
If you are interested in the Express Lanes Demonstration Program, please refer to the program announcement for Tolling and Pricing Opportunities under the Federal-aid Highway Program.
This new demonstration program permits tolling on selected facilities to manage high levels of congestion, reduce emissions in a non-attainment or maintenance area under the Clean Air Act Amendments, or finance added Interstate lanes for the purpose of reducing congestion.
The Secretary is authorized to carry out 15 demonstration projects through 2009 to allow States, public authorities, or public or private entities designated by States to collect a toll from motor vehicles at an eligible toll facility for any highway, bridge, or tunnel, including on the Interstate. An "eligible toll facility" includes those accomplishing any of the following:
Qualified Demonstration Projects may consist of:
Federal share of project cost of a facility tolled under this program, including installation of the toll collection facility, is not to exceed 80 percent.