Arizona HOV Lane Access -- Reopened!

 

Hi All,

Just a heads-up to those who live in Arizona. ADOT has re-opened registration to the next 2500 people who drive pre-approved Hybrids (Toyota Prius and 2 Honda models) to get the Fuel Efficient Vehicle license plates. These give anytime access to the HOV lanes.

The pilot program (from 1997 I think) capped the # of these plates to 10,000 - of which 2,500 have been returned by now, and they are being re-issued. Costs $10 to get upgraded.

Anyhow thought I'd give a heads-up to POI friends to check it out quickly -- I'm sure they won't last

http://servicearizona.com

Holy Cow!

I never thought I'd ever get this opportunity. By the time we bought our Prius, those plates were long gone. I jumped all over it when I saw this post and had my order confirmed in about two minutes! shock

I thank you, and Mrs. Krull, who drives the Prius most of the time, REALLY thanks you! grin grin grin

You're quite welcome! I was

You're quite welcome! I was sure I'd never get one of those plates either, but it's nice to luck out

Are they still popular

We usually have these lanes on Route 80E in NJ going into George Washington bridge to NYC. They discontinued the lanes for some time now.
High Occupancy Vehicle lane, or car-pool lane the central concept for HOV lanes is to move more people rather than more cars. I understand that some HOV lanes carry almost half of the people carried on the entire freeway. Regular "mixed-flow" lanes are never converted to HOV lanes. Rather, HOV lanes are always added to existing facilities. Each vehicle that travels on an HOV lane must carry the minimum number of people posted at the entrance signs. Usually that means at least two people, or in some cases three people. Any update on minimum occupancy #. How are children counted as occupants?

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They're mostly empty still

They're mostly empty still (which is why they work well!) I think it's a good idea to have them personally, even when I couldn't use them I thought they were a good idea.

State sponsored discrimination

Wonder how people have felt if instead of pre-approved Hybrids in Arizona the law was made to benefit Cadillac, Mercedes and BMW in oil producing states like Texas and Alaska.

Drive your gas guzzler and drive on the HOV lanes.

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mem10123 wrote:

Just a heads-up to those who live in Arizona. ADOT has re-opened registration to the next 2500 people who drive pre-approved Hybrids (Toyota Prius and 2 Honda models) to get the Fuel Efficient Vehicle license plates. These give anytime access to the HOV lanes.

In and around Phoenix the HOV lanes are only used for a few hours each morning and evening, during rush hours. Most of the time they are open to anyone no matter if your driving a Prius or a Hummer.

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Thanks for the heads up. My

Thanks for the heads up. My aunt lives in AZ and was not aware.

My store maniquin works just

My store maniquin works just as well when ever I go to Phoenix. Didn't cost $10 either, found it in dumpster behind a store

LOL

windwalker wrote:

My store maniquin works just as well when ever I go to Phoenix. Didn't cost $10 either, found it in dumpster behind a store

LOL!!!!!

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Thanks for the heads up

Thanks for the heads up

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Hey, thanks for the "heads

Hey, thanks for the "heads up".

They're all gone

Saw this thread again, and just out of curiosity, went to the Service Arizona website (www.servicearizona.com), which is where you had to go to apply. There's a note on the home page: "Energy Efficient Plates No Longer Available". They were only making about 2,500 plates available, so I didn't think the supply would last too long.