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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The HOV Lane as the Sun Goes Down

Here is another great view of downtown. This is getting onto I-45 heading north from Beltway 8. For those of you who are visual learners, Beltway 8 is a tollroad that makes a huge circle around the city and I-45 runs straight through it.

That one roadway you see elevated in the middle of the freeway towards the center of the picture is what we call the HOV (High Occupancy Vehicle) Lane. I take the HOV lane everyday to and from work, and it does save alot of time.

(If you are too lazy to read about the HOV lane, here is the jist of it:
"HOV lanes move morning rush-hour traffic inbound toward Downtown, Monday-Friday, 5-11 a.m. During afternoon and evening rush hours, 2-8 p.m., the HOV lanes reverse, moving traffic outbound away from Downtown. There are two exceptions which allow traffic to travel both inbound and outbound.")

The whole idea of the HOV lane, and the system itself is truly incredible!

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