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History of Metro ExpressLanes

In April 2008, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) entered into an agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). The agreement identifies an award of a $210.6 million federal grant to convert existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes into dynamically-priced high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes as an initial congestion pricing pilot project, known as ExpressLanes.

This Demonstration Project is one of six projects competitively selected by USDOT to develop innovative programs to reduce congestion through the implementation of value pricing.