Triangle Strategic Tolling Study
The Triangle Region is one of the fastest growing in the country. Growth creates continuing challenges for how we plan land use, and transportation facilities, and how we invest our resources. To help assure the continuing competitiveness of our region, the efficient movement of people and goods to and through our region, and the attractive qualities of our community, the Triangle Region for the first time is undertaking a Strategic Tolling Study for the development of a plan that outlines a holistic tolling and managed lanes strategy for the region. This plan will include an evaluation of technology, operational structures, the development of appropriate performance measures to evaluate future tolling decisions, and an analysis on the impacts of the recommendations on the regional multi-modal transportation network. This Study is a joint venture of three agencies responsible for Triangle planning and transportation: the Capital Area MPO, the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO, and North Carolina DOT (NCDOT). Additionally, the MPOs and NCDOT desire an identification of financing and partnering mechanisms for funding the toll road infrastructure and operational/collection requirements. The Study will include an outreach strategy to educate and gain input from targeted stakeholder groups and the general public. Ultimately, this Study will identify the feasibility and necessity of using either tolling or other managed lane concepts or technologies to achieve regional objectives associated with the Metropolitan Transportation Plan.