California Department of Transportation

HOV Guidelines

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These guidelines are an update of the July 1991 Guidelines for Planning, Design and Operations of High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) facilities. They will continue to provide statewide uniformity in the development of HOV facilities and they also detail the areas of responsibility for implementation. All measurements are expressed in metric units.

The Division of Traffic Operations has prepared the guidelines. The California Highway Patrol, the Federal Highway Administration, other Headquarters Divisions and the Districts also cooperated extensively in the effort. Questions and comments regarding information contained in this guidance can be directed to Joe Rouse, HOV Systems Branch Chief at
(916) 654-6448.

To purchase a hard copy of the HOV Guidelines,2003 edition please contact:

Caltrans Publications Distribution Unit
1900 Royal Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95815
Phone: (916) 445-3520
Fax: (916) 324-8997