'HOT lanes' open on North Freeway, allowing solo drivers with EZ tags to use HOV lanes

Monday, December 03, 2012

If you are tired of sitting in traffic on the North Freeway, you now have a new option.

On Monday morning, METRO opened the new High Occupancy Toll Lane. These 'HOT lanes' allow drivers to use the HOV lanes, even if they are the only ones in the car using their EZ tag to pay a toll.

The toll will range from $1 to $5, depending on the time of the day.

This is the third HOT lane in our area. They are also available along Gulf Freeway and the Southwest Freeway.

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