METRO is offering a summer program to make weekend commuting a little easier.
Beginning May 4 through July 28, METRO will open the I-45 North / North Freeway High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lane to inbound traffic only, on weekends. Use of the lane will be free during specified hours (see chart below) and no minimum number of occupants is required. Towed trailers and trucks over one-ton are prohibited from accessing the lane.
If you’ve always wanted to travel in the HOV lane, but never had an opportunity, this three-month program is designed to make summer travel quicker and more efficient. Weekend commuters can get to a Houston Astros game or see a performance in the city's renowned Theater District without having to battle congested roadways.