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I-15 FasTrak

I-15 FasTrak allows solo drivers to pay a per trip fee to use the existing high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes located in the center median of I-15 between Kearny Mesa and Rancho Bernardo in the City of San Diego. Carpoolers use these HOV lanes for free. Representatives from Caltrans, the Metropolitan Transit Service, the California Highway Patrol, and SANDAG work together on this innovative commute solution. The program provides a faster commute for solo drivers, and the funding also provides express buses along I-15.

FasTrak currently consists of 16 miles of Express Lanes open along the I-15 corridor. The middle segment between SR 56 and north of Del Lago was completed in March 2009. The north segment, which will open in 2011, will complete the 20-mile stretch of FasTrak coverage from SR 163 to SR 78. The existing south segment, which first opened in 1988, is eight miles and will be widened to four lanes, and modernized by 2012. The design allows for the addition of potential new technology, including future traffic management and new communication technology installed in vehicles, enabling them to communicate with roadway systems.

Visit the I-15 FasTrak website for more information.

Publications

Current and past I-15 FasTrak publications are available below in PDF format. Some of these files are large in size and may require significant time to download. Archived reports also are available for download.

I-15 Managed Lanes Violation Enforcement Study
Task 2.2.2: Enforcement Concepts and Technologies Report

2/2006 [PDF: 196K]
This report explores a variety of concepts that could be used in the development of advanced occupancy detection for Managed Lanes. The report addresses the feasibility of occupancy enforcement technologies and policies and identifies key strategies or enforcement packages that combine various elements of the individual technologies and concepts. A subsequent report will investigate the selected strategies in more detail with a goal of identifying a viable system and approach to enforcing the I-15 Managed Lanes.

I-15 Managed Lanes Violation Enforcement Study
Appendices to Enforcement Concepts and Technologies Report

2/2006 [PDF: 25.2M]
This document includes Appendices A through H of the I-15 Managed Lanes Violation Enforcement Study Appendices to Enforcement Concepts and Technologies Report.  

I-15 Managed Lanes Violation Enforcement Study
Task 2.2.3: Enforcement Strategy Analysis Report

3/2006 [PDF: 417K]
This report a number of enforcement strategies identified in the Enforcement Concepts and Technologies report are built upon and analyzed further for possible implementation on the I-15 Managed Lanes. The purpose of the Enforcement Strategy Analysis is to refine and assess the relative benefits, costs, and associated risks of the grouped enforcement strategies to determine feasibility for immediate deployment on the I-15 Managed Lanes. The report concludes by defining a recommended HOV/HOT enforcement strategy, which includes a recommendation of next steps and required for testing and implementation.

I-15 Managed Lanes Violation Enforcement Study
Task 2.2.5: Outreach Program

6/2008 [PDF: 2.1M]
This report summarizes outreach efforts conducted to help guide the underlying policy development and system requirements for the proposed I-15 Managed Lanes Violation Enforcement System (VES).   Input was received from I-15 corridor stakeholders, including I-15 Fastrak customers, other I-15 commuters, local elected officials and toll/managed lanes operators as part of the project overall Outreach Program.  The program presented various operational scenarios to determine how VES could be best implemented on the I-15 Managed Lanes. The report includes data and findings from quantitative and qualitative conducted.

I-15 Managed Lanes Violation Enforcement Study
Tasks 2.2.8 - 2.2.9: Field Operational Testing Summary Report

6/2011 [PDF: 1.1M]
This report summarizes the results of a Field Operational Test (FOT) conducted by SANDAG in 2010 as part of the Technical Assessment Phase of the I-15 Violation Enforcement System (VES) Study.  The I-15 VES Study was funded by a FHWA Value Pricing Program grant to study and test the feasibility of the use of state-of-the-art VES to improve HOV and HOT violation enforcement on the I-15 Managed Lanes.  

I-15 Managed Lanes Violation Enforcement Study
Appendix A to Field Operational Testing Summary Report (Supplemental Details)

6/2011 [PDF: 1.1M]
This appendix provides the supplemental details to the I-15 Managed Lanes Violation Enforcement Study Field Operational Test Summary Report with regard to test planning and logistics. It provides background information on test set-up, logistics and planning.

I-15 Managed Lanes Violation Enforcement Study
Appendix B to Field Operational Testing Summary Report (Vendor Report)

6/2011 [PDF: 3.3M]
This appendix provides the Final Field Operational Report as prepared by the technology vendor, Delcan, participating the Technical Assessment Phase of the study.

I-15 Managed Lanes Violation Enforcement Study
Appendix C to Field Operational Testing Summary Report (California PATH Report)

6/2011 [PDF: 5.4M]
This appendix provides an independent report produced for the I-15 Managed Lanes Violation Enforcement Study by California PATH of University of California at Berkeley.  The main role of the research team, under the sponsorship of Caltrans, was to act as independent evaluators in the process of identifying, selecting and testing concepts and methods for automated vehicle occupancy verification (AVOV) that can be adopted for future field implementation. Two subject areas are covered within this report: one on the evaluation of automated enforcement via the use of roadside infrared camera and the other on surveys of self-declaration systems and implementations.

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