The introduction of express lanes in the area represents a growing national trend to reduce traffic congestion by providing motorists an option to pay for access to designated lanes during peak travel times. TransCore developed the first dynamically-priced express lanes in 1998 in San Diego and has since deployed the majority of all express lanes in the US.
The Monroe Expressway, currently under construction, extends nearly 20 miles from US 74 near I-485 in Mecklenburg County to US 74 between the towns of Wingate and Marshville in Union County. TransCore will deploy All-Electronic Tolling along the expressway that will enable free-flowing travel on the new corridor.
The US 74 Express Lanes project will convert bus lanes in the Charlotte area into reversible, high-occupancy, dynamically-priced express lanes that will provide increased capacity to motorists during peak travel times. The US 74 Express Lanes will feature roadside dynamic message signs to inform motorists of variable toll rates based on the current level of congestion.
Both facilities will be equipped with TransCore’s Infinity∞ Digital Lane System, which will consist of automatic vehicle identification, vehicle classification, and video capture and recognition systems.