24 Nov '15, 1am

California Green HOV Stickers For PHEVs Almost Maxed Out – Again - https://t.co/eVQ7cyzmTI https://t.co/Vn8pClQhyf

Caltrans submitted its most recent HOV lane degradation report to FHWA in December 2014. This report indicates that approximately 54% of HOV lanes in California were degraded during the first half of the year, and 59% during the second half of the year. According to Caltrans, this increase is associated with seasonal increase in traffic volume. Caltrans identifies key causes of HOV lane congestion as vehicles from HOV lanes merging into general-purpose lanes at the end of the HOV lane, highway congestion, lane change conflicts when drivers attempt to enter or exit the HOV lane, traffic incidents on the freeway, and severe weather resulting in lower speeds. In Caltrans’ action report to the FHWA, also submitted in December 2014, Caltrans states that it is not considering prohibiting clean vehicles from HOV lanes because they account for a relatively small percentage of peak...

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