The proposed changes to HOV rules in Alexandria, Virginia, are intended to keep packed buses moving in carpool lanes during a monthslong shutdown of several Blue and Yellow line stations.
Maryland may shift to a tolling structure in an effort to reduce congestion and encourage carpooling on both Interstate 270 and the Capital Beltway.
The possibility of HOV lanes on Fairfax County Parkway drew opposition from the public at a Board of Supervisors’ Transportation Committee meeting Tuesday afternoon.
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Drivers who break the HOV rules on Interstate 66 Express Lanes will likely see flashing police lights in their mirrors Thursday, as the Virginia State police plan to crackdown during the morning and afternoon hours.
Virginia plans an HOV enforcement campaign on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway to ensure solo drivers are not simply cheating their way to a free ride.
Drivers paying a toll on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway can save a significant amount of money by just leaving a few minutes earlier or later, a new study finds.
The proportion of HOV users on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway at rush hour has not significantly changed since expanded restricted hours and tolls for solo drivers began last December.
The Interstate 66 rush-hour toll system inside the Capital Beltway that is due to begin charging solo drivers in December will cost at least $2 million more up front than previously planned.
Preliminary work starting Wednesday and stretching to early Monday will temporarily close the high-occupancy vehicle lanes on Interstate 395.
An eagle-eyed Washington State Patrol trooper spotted a driver attempting to outsmart the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane policy, by passing off a mannequin as a passenger.
As plans move forward to add high-occupancy toll lanes to I-395 from Turkeycock Run to the D.C. line, residents in Arlington turned out Monday night to hear an update on the project from state officials.
Interstate 66 drivers inside the beltway will pay more on HOT lanes than drivers in the Hampton Roads area.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is concerned about noise and air quality impacts if trucks are allowed on the new toll lanes. The board also says the public hasn’t had a chance to weigh in on the proposal, which could also lead to higher tolls, members argue.
The toll lanes will operate like the 495 Express Lanes, with tolls rising and falling based on traffic volume, and free rides for people with three or more people in the car and an E-ZPass Flex. But unlike those lanes, trucks may be allowed to use the Interstate 66 HOT lanes.
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