LAS VEGAS ( KLAS ) – Checking in on the status of H-O-V lanes in southern Nevada.
The bottom line – for now – is that H-O-V lanes can only legally be driven if there are two or more people in a vehicle any time of the day or night. The only exceptions: motorcycles, RTC buses and emergency vehicles.
The Nevada Dept of Transportation *may* take a look at modifying the 24/7 status of the lanes, but don’t expect anything to change any time soon. NDOT’s Tony Illia tells me:
“We are tentatively looking to commission an 18-month study to determine the high peak use hours of HOV lanes in Clark County. The results could provide guidance toward future HOV operational decisions.”
Even that study isn’t a done deal. Tony adds:
“A contract won’t come before the state Transportation Board until May or possibly June.”
Of course, we’ll keep you posted.
Buckle up, drive carefully – and PLEASE PUT DOWN THAT PHONE
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