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  • abbreviation high-occupancy vehicle

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  • noun High-occupancy vehicle.


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  • While I personally don't really care if it's light rail or BRT (okay, I prefer BRT - it's cheaper and easier to make changes to), it's not just a matter of making it easier for buses to get across (which would be good - people are more likely to take buses if they're not getting caught up in HOV traffic), it's also good for jobs.

    Only One Dealmaker « PubliCola 2010

  • Fix the left to right to left again HOV lane fiasco we have

    Sound Politics: Cost/benefit analysis 2006

  • But in the case of Hovnanian Enterprises HOV, which is up 20% in the same period, investors may have gotten carried away.

    Home Builder Stuck in the Basement Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal 2012

  • The bus driver is on I-75 one road basically all night long, gets to Atlanta and there's something called the HOV, high occupancy vehicle lane.

    CNN Transcript Mar 2, 2007 2007

  • We still have to deal with the westbound, where there's other evidence that have to be looked at of panels that have been compromised, and the HOV, which is a high-speed lane, as well.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2006 2006

  • Hi, It's funny you should call the HOV - high occupancy vehicle - lane a commuter lane, because there are so many commuters stuck in traffic in the other lanes who would love to be allowed in.

    SacBee -- Latest News 2009

  • Mr. O'Toole calls HOV lanes "fampool lanes" - because family size alone typically determines the number of people in any particular car at any particular time.

    Word Spy 2008

  • Many large cities have what is known as the HOV lane (high occupancy vehicle) to encourage drivers to commute to work.

    MyLinkVault Newest Links 2008

  • HOV lanes need to be very distinctly marked, and those lanes should have either an arrow pointing down saying "HOV," high occupancy vehicle, or they should have diamonds or both.

    CNN Transcript Mar 5, 2007 2007

  • The THINK EV-Ready Cities Index takes into account purchase and usage incentives - such as HOV lane access and infrastructure support - for electric vehicles as well as market fit, which includes factors such as hybrid sales, traffic congestion, EPA non-attainment zone status (air quality), and potential lower-carbon energy sources for vehicle recharging.

    Autoblog Green 2010


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