High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes are a commuterís best friend during commute hours. You can breeze by traffic and cut your commute time.† To drive in carpool lanes during your commute, you must be in a carpool, vanpool, public transit vehicle, or riding a motorcycle. Single-occupant hybrid vehicles are also permitted in carpool lanes during designated commute hours.
Carpool lanes vary in their hours of operation and the minimum number of people per car. Click here to verify details for the lane(s) on your commute. Follow the guidelines, as a violation of HOV lane use can result in a minimum $381 fine.
During non-commute hours, carpool lanes revert to general traffic use.