Managed Lanes are designed to more efficiently handle traffic by using tolls or regulations based on the number of occupants per vehicle.
Known by various names and brands throughout the state, managed lanes are typically found on highways where building new capacity is limited.
Highlights of managed lanes:
Difference Between Managed Lanes and Toll Roads
On a toll road all motorists pay a fee because all lanes are tolled. In contrast, on highways that include managed lanes, motorists typically can choose one of two options. They can drive in the non-tolled, general-purpose lanes or pay a toll to drive in managed lanes that can offer more predictable travel times.
Texas’ Managed Lanes
TxDOT, or in some cases project developers, manage the lanes and entities such as a toll road authority may provide billing, either by mail or electronically, with reduced rates for vehicles equipped with any Texas transponder (such as TxTag, TollTag or EZ Tag).
Currently, managed lane systems exist or are being built in three major markets. View map.
Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas
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