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A Review of HOV Lane Performance and Policy Options in the United States - Final Report

Prepared for the

HOV Pooled-Fund Study
and the
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration

Prepared by

Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
8283 Greensboro Drive
McLean, VA 22102


Under contract to
Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

December 2008

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This Report does not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Operational Description of the Nation’s HOV Lanes

Section 3: HOV Operator Survey and Interview Results

Section 4: Policy Options Evaluation Tool

Section 5: Conclusions

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