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  WSDOT - High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes
These HOV lanes operate 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, have a 2+ occupancy requirement, and are subject to the same conditions as the HOV lanes in King County.
HOV lanes are high occupancy vehicle lanes, also known as carpool or diamond lanes.
Enforcement of the state’s freeway HOV lanes is the responsibility of the Washington State Patrol.
www.wsdot.wa.gov /hov   (1926 words)

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 metro.net | Metro Carpool (HOV) information HOV FAQs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
HOV lanes are designed to be free of congestion and sometimes appear to be "empty," especially when compared with adjacent, congested, general-purpose lanes.
HOV lanes are an essential tool for managing congestion along heavily-traveled corridors and benefit both the highway and transit systems by contributing to improving the overall quality of life.
HOV traffic is generally able to enter and exit the HOV lane from the adjacent general-purpose lanes at strategically located and clearly-marked intervals.
www.mta.net /projects_programs/HOV/faqs.htm   (2706 words)

 Welcome to the LUV-the-HOV Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Georgia Department of Transportation is planning on expanding HOV service to additional high congestion areas in the north Gwinnett I-85/I-985/Ga. 316 corridor and both east and west of Atlanta on I-20.
There are also plans to add HOV lanes to I-75 and I-575 north of Atlanta, to Georgia 400 and to I-675 south of the city.
The HOV lanes are monitored by the Department of Public Safety.
www.dot.state.ga.us /hov/luvhov.shtml   (740 words)

 Federal-aid Highway Program Guidance on High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes
HOV lanes in Texas have a benefit to cost ratio ranging from 6:1 to 48:1, and in each case, demonstrating a cost-effectiveness that is greater than if two additional general purpose lanes had been added.
HOV lanes may be operated on a 24-hour basis, for extended periods of the day, during peak travel periods only, during special events, or other activities.
However, where the conversion of an HOV lane to a general purpose lane is determined to be the appropriate operational change, then explicit consideration is to be given to the incorporation of appropriate travel management and traffic operational strategies to accommodate future travel demand and maintain the functional integrity of the facility.
www.fhwa.dot.gov /operations/hovguide01.htm   (6786 words)

 HOV System
Physically located in the center of most major freeways, HOV lanes typically are barrier-separated roadways that allow buses, vanpools and carpools to move higher volumes of passengers to and from Downtown and locations in between.
HOV lanes maintain an operating speed of roughly 50-55 miles per hour, hence saving the average commuter 12 to 22 minutes per trip.
Drivers are asked to report HOV lane violations such as insufficient occupancy, speeding or improper passing by calling the HERO Hotline at 713-921-HERO (4376).
www.ridemetro.org /TransportationServices/Carpool_Vanpool_Services/HOV_system.asp   (895 words)

 NCDOT: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV)
HOV lanes shall be reserved for vehicles with a specified number of passengers as determined by NCDOT or the city having jurisdiction over the street or highway.
HOV Lane Experience around the U.S. A large number of metropolitan areas around the U.S. and abroad apply HOV lanes to help manage traffic and provide mobility to transit and carpools.
HOV lanes in Houston move 40,000 commuters in express transit buses each day, up from virtually no express transit riders in 1979 when HOV lanes were first introduced.
www.ncdot.org /projects/hov   (1620 words)

 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes
HOV lanes are primarily used as a congestion management tool, providing carpoolers and transit users with a reliable trip time at all hours of the day and allowing them to avoid periodic congestion.
While HOV lanes save the greatest amount of time for users during peak periods, the first new HOV lanes have been added to highway corridors that typically experience heavy congestion throughout the day - it is therefore most efficient to keep the HOV lanes available for carpool and transit use all the time.
HOV lanes are popular with commuters in states such as Texas and California, and in cities such as Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Denver, and Seattle.
www.mto.gov.on.ca /english/traveller/hov/faq.htm   (1873 words)

 Florida Department of Transportation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
HOV lanes are an innovative way to encourage ridesharing and raise vehicle occupancy to reduce traffic and air pollution.
HOV lanes are used to move more people in fewer vehicles during times of high congestion.
HOV lanes are currently located on I-95 in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.
www.dot.state.fl.us /TrafficOperations/OtherLinks/HOV/HOV.htm   (223 words)

 NCDOT: High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV), HOV Planning Guidelines
For a lane to be designated for HOV use, the number of persons projected to use the lane should exceed the average number of persons carried in an adjacent mixed flow lane in the same direction.
Where an HOV lane is practically empty and the adjoining lanes are full, adherence to the HOV rules is low, and occupancy violations tend to be high, necessitating the need for a greater enforcement commitment.
HOV lanes can also be considered as elements of a system wide network of mobility improvements that include HOV lanes on a network of freeways.
www.ncdot.org /projects/hov/hPlaGuidelines.html   (2272 words)

 Commuter Connections -Carpooling- HOV
HOV lanes are reserved for carpools, vanpools, buses, and motorcycles during designated time periods.
Most of the metropolitan HOV lanes are designated HOV-2, meaning motorists other than motorcyclists must have at least one other person in the vehicle to use the lane during the designated time periods.
HOV lanes are indicated in blue on the following map.
www.mwcog.org /commuter/Bdy-carpool-hov.html   (193 words)

 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes
HOV lanes on Highway 403 and 404 are the inside (leftmost) lane and are identified by signs and diamond symbols on the pavement.
The HOV lane is separated from the other general traffic lanes by a striped buffer zone.
For the purposes of HOV lane travel, adults and children occupying a seat are considered passengers.
www.mto.gov.on.ca /english/traveller/hov   (1057 words)

 Online TDM Encyclopedia - HOV Priority
HOV lanes often take years to reach their full potential, since they affect long-term decisions such as where consumers live or choose to work.
HOV facilities benefit transit and rideshare passengers, which includes a proportionally large share of lower income and transportation disadvantaged people, and is therefore progressive with respect to income and need.
HOV facilities are most appropriate on congested highways where it is technically feasible to convert or add lanes, where HOV use could increase, and which would result in significant time savings to users.
www.vtpi.org /tdm/tdm19.htm   (3948 words)

 HOV/HOT Lane Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The effect of HOV operation is a loss of 47% of potential lane capacity to underutilization, and a gain of 7% from benefit carpooling for a net loss of 40% of a lane.
HOV lane motivated carpooling is essential, but difficult if not impossible to measure directly for reasons discussed.
HOV ("Carpool" or "Diamond") lanes are widely adopted as a means of improving congestion and air quality but there has been no proof that they do so.
mywebpages.comcast.net /mallinc/hov.html   (824 words)

 US 50 HOV Project
The point of HOV lanes is to provide a special lane for those who carpool, vanpool and use transit so they don’t get stuck in normal traffic congestion.
HOV lanes provide a time-saving benefit because the lanes are able to travel at faster paces than the mixed flow lanes.
I thnk that additional HOV lanes should be set up, and first to come to my mind is I-5.
www.50corridor.com /hov/faqs.asp   (538 words)

 Driving Restrictions - Alternative Transportation Information Center
All vehicles traveling southbound in Manhattan will be subject to HOV 4 restrictions at 96th Street.
Emergency vehicles, buses, commuter vans with passengers, paratransit, and motorcycles are exempt from HOV restrictions.
Taxi and livery vehicles are not exempt from HOV restrictions.
www.nyc.gov /html/transitinfo/html/driving_restrictions.shtml   (424 words)

 LITM - HOV Lane Information
The High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes are located on the Long Island Expressway (LIE), in both directions, from Exit 32 to 64.
During these specified hours, the HOV Lanes are reserved for buses and passenger vehicles with two or more occupants (children are considered passengers).
Using the HOV Lanes is a convenient and fast way to get to where you’re going.
www.litm.org /commuters/hov.htm   (497 words)

 HOV Routes and Hours
HOV lanes greatly shorten commute times for carpoolers, but they also shorten commute times for everyone else on the road, by reducing the volume of traffic.
The direction of the lanes is changed, and HOV restrictions imposed and lifted, at set times as the volume of traffic in each direction changes.
I-270 has one HOV lane in each direction from the the Beltway (I-495) through Montgomery County, MD. The southbound HOV lane extends from I-370 to I-495 (Capital Beltway).
www.commuterpage.com /hov.htm   (357 words)

 Calgary Transit - HOV (Higher Occupancy Vehicles)
The HOV lane operates in conjunction with a lane reversal system that designates three of the four Centre Street traffic lanes for peak direction travel - southbound in the morning and northbound in the afternoon.
HOV lane offenders will be subject to a $60.00 fine.
The HOV lane provides priority and a travel time advantage for people who go downtown by transit or with passengers in their cars.
www.calgarytransit.com /html/hov_lane.html   (421 words)

 Georgia DOT High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes. Georgia DOT HOV lanes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes were introduced to metro Atlanta on December 14, 1994, along an 18-mile section of I-20, east of I-75/85.
HOV lanes are identified by diamond-shaped pavement markings and overhead signs located on Interstates 20, 75 and 85.
HOV lanes have been extended approximately 11.8 miles on I-85 northbound and southbound from Chamblee-Tucker Road to State Route 316.
www.dot.state.ga.us /specialsubjects/hov/index.shtml   (211 words)

 Awards and Staff Recognition
Adams, based in the West Valley, joined HOV nearly seven years ago after a 28-year career working as a staff nurse, nurse educator, administrator and infection control nurse in various Veterans Affairs hospitals across the United States and Saudi Arabia.
Christine Armenta, a weekend triage nurse for HOV, was honored at the 20th annual National Hispanic Women's Conference in Phoenix in September for being among five Latina students at the University of Arizona's College of Public Health to receive a $4,000 scholarship.
Janet Soock, HOV volunteer, was presented the "Something Good Do-Gooder Award" by Channel 3 on July 14 for performing acts of goodwill toward others to strengthen the community and improve lives.
www.hov.org /Awards.asp   (336 words)

 HOV crackdown
HOV lanes require vehicles to carry more than one person.
Hybrid vehicles with the required clean fuel plates are permitted to use the HOV lanes until July 1, 2007.
Trucks are permitted to use the HOV lanes in northern Virginia as long as they have the required number of occupants.
www.virginiadot.org /travel/hov-noexcuses.asp   (774 words)

 Austin District High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes - (TxDOT)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
HOV Lanes are travel lanes that are reserved for vehicles with, in many cases, two or more occupants (i.e.
HOV lanes are also referred to by a variety of other names, including busways, transitways, commuter lanes, and authorized vehicle lanes (AVLs).
As with other major transportation facilities, the HOV lanes are most effective when complementary features are implemented or adopted in conjunction with their development.
www.dot.state.tx.us /aus/hov/hov-hm.htm   (606 words)

 Intermodality » Blog Archive » HOV 1.0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
At first the HOV lanes were designed for buses and licensed carpools only (which is why onramps to the older lanes can be so hard to find) but soon they were opened up to any car with 2 or more people (3 or more on the Katy).
Typical HOV lanes are simply the left-hand lane of the freeway, marked off with white lines and designated with signage.
And the HOV entrances and exits are separated, too, in the form of flyers connecting to transit centers and dedicated Downtown on- and off-ramps.
www.ctchouston.org /blogs/christof/2006/12/06/hov-10   (475 words)

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 The HOV Hoax Revealed Again
In a move that should hasten the demise of HOV lanes nationwide, New Jersey Governor Whitman made the front pages in late October by lifting all restrictions on two major HOV lanes in her state.
Better yet, existing HOV lanes, like the ones targeted by Whitman on I-80 and I-287 in New Jersey, should be converted to toll lanes whose price changes to reflect increased demand during rush hour.
Ironically, the silver lining of Whitman's obliteration of the HOV lanes is that it reveals them to be little more than an “environmental” excuse to widen highways — something that is sure to be brought up by transportation reformers fighting the expansion of the Long Island Expressway and other area highways.
www.transalt.org /campaigns/mag/hov.html   (514 words)

 Southeast HOV Lane
Commuters using the HOV Lane may save ten to fifteen minutes in the morning and eight to ten minutes in the afternoon.
The HOV Lane will be closed temporarily if a serious incident creates major congestion and re-opened as soon as the lane is cleared.
The HOV Lane may be temporarily closed during severe weather, including flooding and icy conditions, that make driving hazardous.
www.mhd.state.ma.us /default.asp?pgid=car/FAQ-HOV-SEE&sid=about   (548 words)

 DART.org - High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes
The scheduled opening date for the extensions on I-30 and I-635 along with new facilities on I-30 (West) and U.S. 75 is 2007.
HOV lanes are available to buses, vehicles carrying two or more persons and motorcycles.
DART HOV lanes serve about 100,000 commuters each weekday.
www.dart.org /maps/hov.asp   (147 words)

 HOV Compliance
The exceptions are motorcycles, clean fuel vehicles that may use the HOV lanes regardless of occupancy, official vehicles such as law enforcement vehicles, and any vehicle on I-66 between the Rosslyn tunnel and the Dulles Connector Road traveling to and from Dulles Airport.
Furthermore, violation rates are lower during the majority of the HOV period because many of the violations happen during the first and last half-hour of the restricted period.
Judged by the performance levels maintained by these HOV lanes, compliance is generally strong and is helped by the level of fines, which range from $50 for the first violation to $500 by the fourth violation, not including court costs.
www.thinkoutsidethecar.org /transit/hov_use/hov_compliance.htm   (293 words)

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