Congestion pricing is an idea that’s been around for a while. The idea is to charge for the use of certain roads during peak hours to decrease the number of vehicles per hour. Limited-access lanes, on the other hand, are less-congested traffic lanes that promise to get you to your destination faster — for a price. The idea is that drivers in a hurry will pay to use the more open lanes, removing their negative, traffic-causing behavior from regular lanes.
In fact, Guensler thinks his research — part of which uses 470 area households in controlled driving studies that focus on day-to-day driving habits — will show that lane management is a more useful and cost-effective tool in reducing congestion than adding lanes through construction.