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Traffic FAQ: What are the requirements to drive the HOV lanes on highways?

Motorists use the HOV lane of the northbound Interstate 69 Freeway Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Houston.
Motorists use the HOV lane of the northbound Interstate 69 Freeway Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in Houston. (2018 Houston Chronicle)

According to METRO, to access the HOV lanes on I-45, I-69, U.S. 290 and the Katy Managed Lanes on I-10, you must have two or more people in your vehicle. Single drivers pay a toll to access the lanes.

Lanes are closed to single-drivers during peak traffic times between 6-8 a.m.