The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) and the Texas
Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be hosting an open house on February 20, 2007 from 6:00 pm to 8:30
pm at the Thompson Conference Center at UT. The open house will provide information about
managed lanes, a new approach that provides options for freeway travel. Managed lanes use various combinations of
flexible pricing, vehicle eligibility, and controlled access to provide steady
traffic flow, particularly during periods of high congestion.

The open house will allow attendees to learn and
interact with experts about managed lanes at their own pace by visiting various
display stations. Brief presentations on
managed lanes also will be provided every 30 minutes and fact sheets and other
printed resource material will be available to attendees. Information on successful managed lane
facilities in
  Diego, Minnesota, Denver, Houston, and Orange County, California will be featured at the open house.