Prerequisites For Construction Of Managed Lanes
Concerning prerequisites for the construction of managed lanes on state highways.
2019 Regular Session
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
The bill prohibits the department of transportation (CDOT) or any enterprise of CDOT from constructing or designating a managed lane on a state highway unless:
- CDOT or the enterprise, taking safety, productivity, and public cost considerations into account, considering multiple highway configuration options and both managed lane options that include tolling and managed lane options that do not include tolling, and balancing any safety impacts against the productivity and other benefits of capacity expansion and congestion relief, has thoroughly evaluated specified alternative means of increasing the capacity of and reducing traffic congestion on the state highway;
- CDOT or the enterprise has published detailed written, data-based findings that clearly establish that when compared to the addition of one or more managed lanes all of the alternatives evaluated are unfeasible or too unsafe to be implemented or would not provide adequate capacity expansion and congestion relief; and
- CDOT has complied with new requirements of the bill that it prepare and make readily available to the public on its website a written report of the results of its public outreach efforts relating to the managed lane and annually summarize the report for the transportation and local government committee of the house of representatives and the transportation and energy committee of the senate.
"Managed lane" is defined to include a toll lane, a high occupancy toll lane, or a high occupancy vehicle lane.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)