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HOV Compliance Monitoring and the Evaluation of the Hero Hotline Program: Final Summary Report

Description: This report discusses the development of recommended and alternative systems for monitoring the use of HOV lanes and compliance with HOV occupancy regulations in the Seattle metropolitan area. The report includes a state-of-the-art review of techniques for monitoring HOV lane use and the results of tests of the most promising of these techniques. In addition, the report presents a review of the existing HERO (HOV violation reporting hotline) program, including the results of a 500-person telephone survey on the public's awareness of and attitude toward the HERO program and HOV facilities in general. Finally, the report describes software written to ease the storage of HERO data and improve the reporting of HERO statistics.

  • Date Published: February, 1990
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 205.1
  • Last Modified: September 21, 2007
  • Authors: G. Scott Rutherford, Ruth Karla Kinchen, Mark E. Hallenbeck, Leslie N. Jacobson, Amy O'Brien.
  • Originator: Washington State Transportation Center (TRAC)
  • # of Pages: 52 p., 1,291 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Attitudes, Awareness, Compliance, Data collection, Data storage, High occupancy vehicle lanes, High occupancy vehicles, Monitoring, Public opinion, Software, State of the art studies, Surveys, Telephone, Traffic lanes, Utilization.
  • Keywords: HOV, HOV lanes, HOV compliance, HOV violations, traffic data collection, Seattle Metropolian Area.
  • Related Publications: HOV Compliance Monitoring and the Evaluation of the Hero Hotline Program: Final Technical Report, (WA-RD 205.2).

This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008