By Katherine Blunt, Staff Writer
Updated 12:09 pm, Thursday, May 26, 2016
It’s official: HOV lanes are coming to two highways near you.
The Texas Transportation Commission approved plans to build the lanes on parts of U.S. 281 and Interstate 10 in San Antonio at its meeting Thursday.
HOV lanes, short for high-occupancy vehicle lanes, are reserved for transit vehicles and cars with more than one occupant.
“Public transportation provides options for commuters,” said Hope Andrade, who chairs VIA Metropolitan Transit’s board of trustees. “It makes the entire transportation system work more efficiently, and it even provides benefits for those who do not use it.”
They are also included in a plan to convert part of U.S. 281 between Loop 1604 and Borgfeld Drive into a six-lane freeway with two HOV lanes, one in each direction.