CDOT Explains Rationale for Change in I-25 and US 36 HOV Rules

KMGH News (Denver) talks with a CDOT representative about the reasons for a change in I-25 and US 36 express HOV rules. Effective, January 1, 2017, the lanes’ occupancy requirement will rise from HOV+2 to HOV+3, and cars that cannot safely transport more than two occupants won’t be able to use the lanes. The station adds, “CDOT said it will also be offering free HOV transponders to drivers who plan to carpool only. The transponders are needed in the express lanes to ensure drivers aren’t charged a toll.”