HIGH-OCCUPANCY VEHICLE SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT IN THE UNITED STATES. A WHITE PAPER

The purpose of this White Paper is to present information that provides a better understanding of the Highway Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) system approach for dealing with urban problems associated with traffic congestion, energy consumption, and air quality. The paper presents a description of the HOV system concept and discusses the characteristics and application of priority HOV projects. The focus is on HOV facilities developed either in freeway or in separate rights-of-way. These types of facilities can generally be grouped into the following four categories: exclusive HOV facility, separate right-of-way; exclusive HOV facility, freeway right-of-way; concurrent flow lane; and contraflow lane. Information is included on the extent of HOV development in the United States, reasons for developing HOV projects, public reaction to high-occupancy vehicle facility development, considerations to enhance HOV project success, and conclusions regarding the role of HOV projects.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 1600 E Lamar Boulevard
    Arlington, TX  United States  76011

    Department of Transportation

    Office of Technology Sharing, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Christiansen, D L
  • Publication Date: 1990-12

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 45 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00616374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-T-91-16
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 31 1991 12:00AM