Tolling/Managed Lanes

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. 

Triangle Strategic Tolling Study

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, in 2018-2019, the Triangle Region for the first time conducted a Strategic Tolling Study for the development of a plan that outlines a holistic tolling and managed lanes strategy for the region. The plan includes 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 was a joint venture of three agencies responsible for Triangle transportation planning: the Capital Area MPO, the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO, and the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT).  Also included was a preliminary identification of financing and partnering mechanisms for funding the toll road infrastructure and operational/collection requirements. Ultimately, this Study aimed to 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.