“I got on and I couldn’t get off.” “They didn’t give us no choice!” Those are some of the excuses Dallas County Sheriff Deputies are hearing from drivers traveling solo in the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes along Interstate-30 in Dallas.
It’s a common complaint from commuters: “There’s no one in them and everyone else is sitting in three lanes of traffic,” says Molly Minatra.
Anyone who drives the highways in North Texas knows just how clogged those arteries can get. But transportation officials could take a big step toward changing your commute.
Drivers may need to prepare for changes to certain HOV lanes in North Texas. The changes could include how many people are required to be in a vehicle to use the high occupancy lane.
Love them or hate them, the Texas Transportation Institute wants to know your opinion on the High Occupancy Vehicle lanes that line the highways of North Texas.
DART, just like everyone else, is cash-strapped and is looking for new sources of revenue. One of the ideas: Allow solo drivers to drive in HOV lanes for a price.