Southern Nevada System
Beginning October 24, 2022, the high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) hours of operation will change from 24/7 operation to 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. The change is based on preliminary data from a multi-year study in Southern Nevada, and will be evaluated over a period of 18 months.
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes
Vehicles utilizing High Occupancy Vehicle lanes require two or more occupants. Single-occupancy vehicles can use HOV lanes outside of designated times.
Location of the HOV Lanes:
HOV lanes are in Las Vegas on U.S. 95 from Ann Road to the Spaghetti Bowl and on I-15 from the Spaghetti Bowl to Silverado Ranch Boulevard.
Benefits of the HOV Lanes:
Future Locations of the HOV Lanes:
Can Electric or Hybrid Vehicles Use HOV Lanes?
At this time electric cars with a single occupant are not allowed to utilize HOV lanes. There must be a minimum of two occupants in a vehicle to utilize these lanes. The use of electric cars in the HOV lane will be reevaluated in the future.
For the current HOV study click here
Why can Motorcycles use the HOV lanes?
The U.S. Code governing HOV lanes — Title 23, Section 166 (23USC166) — states agencies that govern HOV lanes must allow motorcycles to use the lanes unless they prove motorcycles pose a safety hazard on the lanes, and that proof is accepted by the U.S. Transportation Secretary following a Federal Register notice and public comment period on the ban.
Nevada DOT. Safe and Connected.