TransCore this week announced they've gained a patent on a sticker tag disabler for use on HOT lanes. It consists of a shaped metal cover plate (see picture nearby) that with hook & loop - commonly called 'velcro' - can be attached to the back of the tag. It has a groove designed to bridge the ASIC or 'chip' of the sticker tag and to position it correctly.
She looks terrific from the waist up, a stylish redhead in a blue top and a print scarf and sunglasses. Beautiful complexion.
We'll call her Kelly.
Research in California shows that a common slip lane treatment for access/egress for HOV and HOT lanes is unsafe. The study, results of which are published in the Intellimotion newsletter, show significantly higher collision rates with limited access/egress in designated zones as opposed to continuous access/egress or lane changing at will.
High Occupancy Vehicle lanes (HOVLs - pron hovels) in the Big Dig tunnels in Boston costing around $250m are largely unused two years after opening, the Boston Globe reports. They counted 181 vehicles in a recent peak hour northbound and only 112 southbound. The Turnpike's traffic counts show between 59 and 167 vehicles/hour are using the lanes through a broader survey period.