San Francisco Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
A multi-phased launch with MTC that involves deploying RideFlag’s HOV verification tool in the San Francisco Bay Area is currently underway. The Bay Area Express Lanes are a local network of managed lanes that are currently being implemented across the interstate through close coordination among regional agencies.
The applicability of this technology is particularly relevant for MTC as the agency is planning to deploy the tool on one of the largest Express Lane networks in the world, in addition to San Francisco’s Golden Gate and Oakland Bay bridges.
MTC has approximately 125 lane miles of operating Express Lanes in an overall planned regional network of 737 lane miles, further supporting the need for RideFlag’s accurate, cost-effective, highly scalable and easy to deploy HOV verification technology.
The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)
The Utah Department of Transportation awarded RideFlag a competitive contract for the purpose of testing their innovative HOV verification tool on the I-15 Express Lanes. The program has recently concluded and was a success.
UDOT’s I-15 Express Lane is the longest in America at 73 miles and experiences higher HOV violation rates every year. This makes it particularly well suited for RideFlag’s HOV verification tool.
This program provided RideFlag with opportunities to improve the tool by adding new features, such as Group Verification, Spatial Differentiation, and Night Verification.
National Institute for Congestion Research (NICR)
In collaboration with the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF), our VOD smartphone app will be tested on multiple express lane facilities to help further improve the technology and optimize its impact on creating new and sustained carpools.
Findings will measure the impact of carpool incentivization.
Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)
RideFlag is excited to test its smartphone app on the I-95 Express Lanes in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) as part of a research grant from the National Institute for Congestion Reduction (NICR).
The project aims to increase carpool formations, reduce congestion, and help identify enhancement opportunities for expansion throughout the state of Florida.
Partners Across America and Around the World
Agencies across America and around the world work with RideFlag to deploy our tool that accurately verifies HOVs to meet their policy requirements and provide incentivized access to HOV and HOT lanes.