This report documents the New Jersey I-80 and I-287 high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane case study. Information is presented on planning implementing, operating, and redesignating the HOV lanes on the two freeways. The operation of the lanes is compared with factors frequently associated with successful HOV facilities. The program guidance on HOV operations issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 1999, partially in response to the situation in New Jersey, is discussed. The I-80 HOV lanes were implemented in March 1994 and the I-287 lanes were opened in their entirety in January 1998. Both were concurrent flow HOV lanes, not physically separated from the adjacent general purpose lanes, and both operated with a two-person (2+) vehicle-occupancy requirement during the morning and afternoon peak-periods. Peak-hour vehicle volumes on I-80 averaged between 1,000 and 1,400 vehicles, while I-287 averaged between 330 and 650 vehicles on different sections. The case study assessment indicated that although many of the elements associated with successful HOV projects were present to some extent with the I-80 and I-287 HOV lanes, some critical factors were missing, modified, or not implemented during the course of the projects. These elements focus primarily on the changes in the policy and regulatory environment and the lack of supporting facilities, services, and programs

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Publication Date: July 2000 U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration Washington DC Remarks: Document in PDF format downloaded from website of US DOT Joint Program Office, and retained on diskette
  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Transportation Institute

    Texas A&M University System, 3135 TAMU
    College Station, TX  United States  77843-3135

    Parsons, Brinckerhoff-Tudor-Bechtel

    814 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA  United States  94103

    Federal Highway Administration

    Office of Travel Management, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Turnbull, Katherine F
    • DeJohn, Tony
  • Publication Date: 2000


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 60 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00801439
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Report/Paper Numbers: EDL #12963, FHWA-OP-00-018
  • Files: PATH, NTL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 2000 12:00AM