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Decision-Making Guide: Evaluating Road Pricing Potential for Local Areas and Conditions 11 cepts outlined in Exhibit 1 offer broad guidance. Much depends on the specific features of projects considered and the particulars of the intended setting. 1.3 Existing Conditions and Policy Requirements The applicability of specific road pricing concepts depends upon several transportation and pol- icy conditions. Exhibit 2 lays out the conditions necessary for the maximum applicability and effec- tiveness of each road pricing concept. It outlines situations where pricing is applicable relative to Exhibit 2. Applicability conditions and policy requirements for road pricing concepts. Road Pricing Concepts Conversion Variable of Existing Variable Pricing HOV or Pricing on on Other New or Existing Area- Mileage MAXIMUM APPLICABILITY Lanes to Revamped Toll wide or VMT Parking CONDITIONS HOT Lanes Facilities Facilities Pricing Fees Pricing Roadway Situation Congestion due to capacity + + + + constraints Underused or overused HOV + lanes Congestion/delays across + + + zone of streets and highways Peak-period congestion + + + + + Travel Options Availability of travel options + + + + + + (transit, HOV services, bike, walk, park and ride, TDM) Off-peak travel options + + + + available (e.g., flexible work hours for commuters) Parking facilities available + + outside congested zone Routes available for through + traffic to bypass priced zone Policy/Institutional Conditions Enforcement and + + + + transponder/on-board unit verification technology Tolling authority and legislation + + + + allowing toll variation Interoperability policy across + + + + other toll systems Legislation enabling private + + + + sector role if anticipated Enforcement authorization, + + + + + + fines, appeal procedures, and associated staffing Legislation and procedures in + + + + + + place to ensure data privacy Sizeable portion of parking in + + congested zone controlled by municipality