This report identifies and analyzes trends in HOV lane usage and performance by comparing HOV lane usage and performance in 2000 with HOV lane usage and performance in 2002.
The report highlights some of the major shifts in peak and off-peak hour HOV usage. It compares specific data including speed and reliability measures, vehicle volume measures, and person throughput measures from specific sites on the I-5, I-90, SR 520, I-405 and SR 167 freeway corridors. It also discusses the effects of seasonal factors on travel reliability.
This information is intended to serve as reliable input for transportation decision makers and planners in evaluating the impact and adequacy of the existing HOV lane system in the Puget Sound area, and in planning for other HOV facilities.