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I have read with interest the info recently about the HOV lanes in CA and AZ! Does anybody know of other States that are comtemplating, proposing, passing, or already have HOV access for Hybrids???

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FL, CA, VA, and NY allow single-occupant HOV access, with the proper stickers or license plate. (In other words, you have to be a resident of that state and have the proper signage to use the HOV lanes without the required number of passengers.) VA's access will be expiring in 2007, though.

Otherwise, all hybrids are allowed in HOV lanes, provided that they have the required number of passengers.
 

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nj allows hybrids in HOV on the Turnpike, but it's not a very long stretch. Still, it's something.
 

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Hi, Sanny,

Does N.J. require any kind of identify'g stickers or lic. plate to use the HOV lane solo? I remember print'g out a copy of your state's announcement (from a link somebody provided here) when the benefit first became available, but I don't remember read'g about any particular pre-requisites. [I can't locate my printed copy now either (for reference)].

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Uah...You need a "clean fuel" sticker, but to get

You must pay $97 the first year, and $82 each year thereafter. What a joke. Oh and by the way...HOV stickers for single occupany drivers can be bought for any type of car by those who want to buy them...For $50!!!
A real strong incentive to buy a clean air vehicle, huh? This is Utah for ya!
 

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Re: Uah...You need a "clean fuel" sticker, but to

Alphawolf said:
You must pay $97 the first year, and $82 each year thereafter. ... stickers for single occupany drivers can be bought for any type of car by those who want to buy them...For $50...
Utah isn't quite that bad... Anyone can buy a pass for $50 per month whereas the "Clean Vehivle Tax" (and associated license plate) cost is $83 per year, according to http://www.udot.utah.gov/mountainview/faqs.php:
"A "High Occupancy or Toll" (HOT) lane is being implemented on I-15 in September, which will allow single occupancy vehicles to use the carpool lane for a $50.00 per month user fee."
Another benefit is that you can park at any parking meter in Salt Lake City for free with a Clean Air Vehicle license plate.

- Joe Levi, http://www.JoeLevi.com
 

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I was told a couple of weeks ago that VA has STOPPED allowing single occupancy hybrid vehicles use of the HOV lanes during rush hour times. :( My father in-law WAS enjoying the added benefit of having his new Prius prior to that change. He regularly commutes in Northern VA and around Washington D.C. and Maryland.

Is this some sort of hybrid backlash from the GGU (Gas Gussler's Union)? :evil:
 

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ID_LQQK said:
I was told a couple of weeks ago that VA has STOPPED allowing single occupancy hybrid vehicles use of the HOV lanes during rush hour times. :( My father in-law WAS enjoying the added benefit of having his new Prius prior to that change. He regularly commutes in Northern VA and around Washington D.C. and Maryland.
I'll leave it to someone from VA to correct me, but my reading is that if one has the older style white Clean Special Fuel license plate they can still use the HOV lanes solo, but if you have the newer blue plate issued on or after July 1, 2006 you can no longer use the I-95-395 VA HOV lanes with the newer plate without 3 occupants. The new plate is only good for single-occupant use on the Dulles Toll Road and I-66 and the Hampton Roads area.
So, my reading is that if your father-in-law still has the older white license plate, he can continue using the HOV lanes. Otherwise, the only clean special fuel restriction on HOV lanes is on the I-95-395, and doesn't affect the state's other HOV lanes.
http://www.dmv.virginia.gov/webdoc/citi ... alfuel.asp
http://virginiadot.org/infoservice/news ... VA-NR06-19
http://virginiadot.org/infoservice/reso ... VFINAL.pdf
 
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