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Recently, I gave a presentation to the Riverside County Transportation Commission at their annual Board retreat in Palm Springs, CA, on 29 January 2016. This presentation examines socio-demographic, economic, and technology trends as they pertain to the future of transportation services. Four primary transportation impacts are discussed: 1) redefining the peak period, 2) increase in connected

When I was a child, my mother was a big fan of Kenny Rogers.  I knew every line to The Gambler backwards and forwards.  The most famous part of the song, made infamous by the Geico commercial, had the following lyrics:  “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em; Know when to fold ’em; Know when

I-680 Express Lanes, Dublin, CA

Assembly Bill 194 has passed out of the California Assembly Transportation Committee, and now moves on to the Appropriations Committee.  This bill will open up opportunities to convert more of the state’s existing HOV lanes to priced express lanes.  Current state law limits the implementation of express lanes to two facilities each in southern and

The promise of priced express lanes is that congestion pricing will act as a sufficient meter to traffic flow. If the price is set correctly based upon demand for those users of the facility, then congestion pricing should regulate access into the express lanes without allowing for saturated traffic conditions. However, any users who were

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