HOUSTON — METRO’s board of directors unanimously approved a plan that aims to increase speeds and commute times.
Starting this summer, new HOV/HOT lane occupancy requirements will be implemented along I-45 North, I-45 South, US-290, US-59 North and US-59 South.
Those corridors will also see a toll increase for single-occupant vehicles prior to HOV-only hours. Toll increases range from 25 cents to $3 above current rates.
The plan would make all these lanes HOV only from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m., then again from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. For all those lanes, except 59 North, the HOV requirement would increase from two people per vehicle to three during peak
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