Bus Toll Lanes

Imagine a transit solution that reduces traffic congestion and pays for itself

By combining the individual strengths of transit and tolling, Bus Toll Lanes gives travelers a real choice by providing sustainable, competitive options.  This public partnership will fund the construction and operations of this transit solution.


BTLs offer premium transit service on dedicated lanes added to local highways.


These dedicated transit lanes allow private vehicles to pay a toll to travel in the lanes.


With tolls collected electronically, (no toll booths, no toll booth congestion) all vehicles in the lane will maintain free-flow operating speeds.


Construction and operation of the Bus Toll Lane would be funded with a combination of public transportation sources (such as federal grants) and tolls collected from users.


Toll revenue collected from private vehicles are re0invested into the transit agency to at least cover the operational and maintenance expenses.


Combining short-term public transit capital project funding with long-term toll revenue and  real-world business practices, BTL is an innovation that creates a financially feasible, self-sustaining public transportation solution.

Bus Toll Lanes - Documents
1_Supplemental Analysis.pdf Download
1_TRB Presentation.pdf Download
2_BTL Final Report.pdf Download
3_REVISED_Executive Summary_2013.pdf Download
4_HART THEA Announce Joint Proof.pdf Download
5_Inviting Transit Into The Tolling Business.pdf Download

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