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1 I-394 Express Lane Community Task Force March 18, 2004

2 AgendaAgenda Welcome and Introductions Welcome and Introductions Preliminary Traffic Operations and Simulation Results Preliminary Traffic Operations and Simulation Results Discussion of Vehicle Types Allowed Discussion of Vehicle Types Allowed Range of Toll Rates Range of Toll Rates Discussion of Hours of Operation Discussion of Hours of Operation Community Outreach Community Outreach Future Meetings – Discussion Topics Future Meetings – Discussion Topics Welcome and Introductions Welcome and Introductions Preliminary Traffic Operations and Simulation Results Preliminary Traffic Operations and Simulation Results Discussion of Vehicle Types Allowed Discussion of Vehicle Types Allowed Range of Toll Rates Range of Toll Rates Discussion of Hours of Operation Discussion of Hours of Operation Community Outreach Community Outreach Future Meetings – Discussion Topics Future Meetings – Discussion Topics

3 Model Simulation Process

4 Purpose of CORSIM Simulation Model “To assist in geometric design of HOT lanes” Evaluating the location of entrances/exits Evaluating the location of entrances/exits Evaluating the length of the weaving sections Evaluating the length of the weaving sections Evaluating closure of specific entrance/exits Evaluating closure of specific entrance/exits Evaluating the impacts to existing bottleneck areas Evaluating the impacts to existing bottleneck areas “To assist in geometric design of HOT lanes” Evaluating the location of entrances/exits Evaluating the location of entrances/exits Evaluating the length of the weaving sections Evaluating the length of the weaving sections Evaluating closure of specific entrance/exits Evaluating closure of specific entrance/exits Evaluating the impacts to existing bottleneck areas Evaluating the impacts to existing bottleneck areas

5 Existing I-394 / I-94 volumes Existing I-394 / I-94 volumes Base case striping option Base case striping option Access to / from HOV lanes is only allowed at specific locations Access to / from HOV lanes is only allowed at specific locations HOV demand assumed as a percent of total volume at each ramp HOV demand assumed as a percent of total volume at each ramp Existing I-394 / I-94 volumes Existing I-394 / I-94 volumes Base case striping option Base case striping option Access to / from HOV lanes is only allowed at specific locations Access to / from HOV lanes is only allowed at specific locations HOV demand assumed as a percent of total volume at each ramp HOV demand assumed as a percent of total volume at each ramp CORSIM Model Assumptions for Existing Conditions

6 Access Configuration

7 Special CORSIM Coding Conventions Separate, adjacent HOV ramps used by HOVs to access I-394 Separate, adjacent HOV ramps used by HOVs to access I-394 Direct ramp-to-ramp connections are not allowed. Mainline “dummy” links used at selected locations Direct ramp-to-ramp connections are not allowed. Mainline “dummy” links used at selected locations Access to/from HOV lanes separated by “dummy” barrier Access to/from HOV lanes separated by “dummy” barrier Separate, adjacent HOV ramps used by HOVs to access I-394 Separate, adjacent HOV ramps used by HOVs to access I-394 Direct ramp-to-ramp connections are not allowed. Mainline “dummy” links used at selected locations Direct ramp-to-ramp connections are not allowed. Mainline “dummy” links used at selected locations Access to/from HOV lanes separated by “dummy” barrier Access to/from HOV lanes separated by “dummy” barrier

8 Special CORSIM Coding Conventions

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10 Traffic Simulation Examples Baseline Conditions - AM Peak Hour (7:30 – 8:30) Baseline Conditions - AM Peak Hour (7:30 – 8:30) Baseline Conditions - PM Peak Hour (5:00 – 6:00) Baseline Conditions - PM Peak Hour (5:00 – 6:00) HOT Lane near capacity - AM Peak Hour HOT Lane near capacity - AM Peak Hour  Modification of access configuration (near Rev. Lane)  Closure of entrance / exit (near Plymouth Road) Baseline Conditions - AM Peak Hour (7:30 – 8:30) Baseline Conditions - AM Peak Hour (7:30 – 8:30) Baseline Conditions - PM Peak Hour (5:00 – 6:00) Baseline Conditions - PM Peak Hour (5:00 – 6:00) HOT Lane near capacity - AM Peak Hour HOT Lane near capacity - AM Peak Hour  Modification of access configuration (near Rev. Lane)  Closure of entrance / exit (near Plymouth Road)

11 Current Level of Congestion Color-coded schematics (PM Peak Hour) Eastbound I-94: Tunnel to I-35W Eastbound I-94: Tunnel to I-35W Eastbound I-394: Penn Ave to tunnel Eastbound I-394: Penn Ave to tunnel Eastbound I-394: Louisiana to TH 100 Eastbound I-394: Louisiana to TH 100 Westbound I-394: Downtown to I-394 entrance Westbound I-394: Downtown to I-394 entrance Westbound I-394: Louisiana to TH 169 Westbound I-394: Louisiana to TH 169 Color-coded schematics (PM Peak Hour) Eastbound I-94: Tunnel to I-35W Eastbound I-94: Tunnel to I-35W Eastbound I-394: Penn Ave to tunnel Eastbound I-394: Penn Ave to tunnel Eastbound I-394: Louisiana to TH 100 Eastbound I-394: Louisiana to TH 100 Westbound I-394: Downtown to I-394 entrance Westbound I-394: Downtown to I-394 entrance Westbound I-394: Louisiana to TH 169 Westbound I-394: Louisiana to TH 169

12 Current Level of Congestion

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15 SimulationEastbound Tunnel to I-35W Tunnel to I-35W Penn Ave to tunnel Penn Ave to tunnel Louisiana to TH 100 Louisiana to TH 100Westbound Entrance from downtown Entrance from downtown Louisiana to TH 169 Louisiana to TH 169SimulationEastbound Tunnel to I-35W Tunnel to I-35W Penn Ave to tunnel Penn Ave to tunnel Louisiana to TH 100 Louisiana to TH 100Westbound Entrance from downtown Entrance from downtown Louisiana to TH 169 Louisiana to TH 169

16 HOV Lane at Near-Capacity Volumes Simulation assumptions Current I-394 geometrics with base case striping option Current I-394 geometrics with base case striping option Started with existing HOV volumes Started with existing HOV volumes Assumed MnPass SOVs increase volume to 1500 Assumed MnPass SOVs increase volume to 1500 Assumed that 50% of demand for general purpose lane is backfilled Assumed that 50% of demand for general purpose lane is backfilled Simulation assumptions Current I-394 geometrics with base case striping option Current I-394 geometrics with base case striping option Started with existing HOV volumes Started with existing HOV volumes Assumed MnPass SOVs increase volume to 1500 Assumed MnPass SOVs increase volume to 1500 Assumed that 50% of demand for general purpose lane is backfilled Assumed that 50% of demand for general purpose lane is backfilled

17 Simulation – Input to Design Evaluating the location of entrances/exits & length of access configurations HOT Lane near capacity - AM Peak Hour HOT Lane near capacity - AM Peak Hour EB I-394 exit to reversible lanes (AM Peak) EB I-394 exit to reversible lanes (AM Peak) Evaluating the location of entrances/exits & length of access configurations HOT Lane near capacity - AM Peak Hour HOT Lane near capacity - AM Peak Hour EB I-394 exit to reversible lanes (AM Peak) EB I-394 exit to reversible lanes (AM Peak)

18 Evaluate entrance / exit closures HOT Lane near capacity - AM Peak Hour HOT Lane near capacity - AM Peak Hour Closure of entrance / exit between Plymouth Road and Ridgedale Drive Closure of entrance / exit between Plymouth Road and Ridgedale Drive Evaluate entrance / exit closures HOT Lane near capacity - AM Peak Hour HOT Lane near capacity - AM Peak Hour Closure of entrance / exit between Plymouth Road and Ridgedale Drive Closure of entrance / exit between Plymouth Road and Ridgedale Drive Simulation – Input to Design

19 Vehicle Types Allowed Buses Buses Light Comercial Vehicles Light Comercial Vehicles Buses Buses Light Comercial Vehicles Light Comercial Vehicles

20 Toll Rates Range of Toll Rates Range of Toll Rates Number of Toll Rates Displayed on Signs Number of Toll Rates Displayed on Signs Range of Toll Rates Range of Toll Rates Number of Toll Rates Displayed on Signs Number of Toll Rates Displayed on Signs

21 Hours of Operation – Current Hours East of Highway 100 (Reversible Section) Eastbound: 6 AM – 1 PM Eastbound: 6 AM – 1 PM Westbound: 2 PM – Midnight Westbound: 2 PM – Midnight Weekends – As Needed Weekends – As Needed West of Highway 100 West of Highway 100 Eastbound: AM Eastbound: AM Westbound: PM Westbound: PM East of Highway 100 (Reversible Section) Eastbound: 6 AM – 1 PM Eastbound: 6 AM – 1 PM Westbound: 2 PM – Midnight Westbound: 2 PM – Midnight Weekends – As Needed Weekends – As Needed West of Highway 100 West of Highway 100 Eastbound: AM Eastbound: AM Westbound: PM Westbound: PM

22 Entire Facility 6 AM – Midnight (or 24 hours/day) 6 AM – Midnight (or 24 hours/day) East of Highway 100 – Options Eastbound: 6 AM – 1 PM Eastbound: 6 AM – 1 PM Westbound: 2 PM – Midnight Westbound: 2 PM – MidnightWeekends Entire Facility 6 AM – Midnight (or 24 hours/day) 6 AM – Midnight (or 24 hours/day) East of Highway 100 – Options Eastbound: 6 AM – 1 PM Eastbound: 6 AM – 1 PM Westbound: 2 PM – Midnight Westbound: 2 PM – MidnightWeekends Hours of Operation – Proposed Options

23 Community Involvement

24 Future Meetings – Discussion Topics April 15, 2004 Final Traffic Operations and Simulation Results Final Traffic Operations and Simulation Results Final Entry/Exit Point Locations Final Entry/Exit Point Locations Final Toll Rates Final Toll Rates Preliminary Demand, Cost and Revenue Analysis Preliminary Demand, Cost and Revenue Analysis Enforcement Plan Discussion Enforcement Plan Discussion April 15, 2004 Final Traffic Operations and Simulation Results Final Traffic Operations and Simulation Results Final Entry/Exit Point Locations Final Entry/Exit Point Locations Final Toll Rates Final Toll Rates Preliminary Demand, Cost and Revenue Analysis Preliminary Demand, Cost and Revenue Analysis Enforcement Plan Discussion Enforcement Plan Discussion

25 Future Meetings – Discussion Topics May 20, 2004 Final Demand, Cost and Revenue Analysis Final Demand, Cost and Revenue Analysis Final Enforcement Plan Discussion Final Enforcement Plan Discussion Customer Service Plan Customer Service Plan Final Operations Plan – Hours of Operation Final Operations Plan – Hours of Operation October 2004 Potential Meeting Prior to System Testing Potential Meeting Prior to System Testing May 20, 2004 Final Demand, Cost and Revenue Analysis Final Demand, Cost and Revenue Analysis Final Enforcement Plan Discussion Final Enforcement Plan Discussion Customer Service Plan Customer Service Plan Final Operations Plan – Hours of Operation Final Operations Plan – Hours of Operation October 2004 Potential Meeting Prior to System Testing Potential Meeting Prior to System Testing

26 I-394 Express Lane Community Task Force Thank You !!


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