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Revision as of 13:40, 17 August 2017

Items for HOV wiki would expect to link High Occupancy Vehicle with HOV, High Occupancy Toll, HOT, Express Lanes. Clean Air Vehicle

High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV)

Intro

Waze has HOV routing! This feature puts Waze out in front of the other navigation systems, but we need to know how to properly configure the map for a great user routing experience. There are a lot of considerations for getting all the options included, so please take your time and read it through the entire article prior to editing. If you have questions, then please reach out to your State Manager or Regional Coordinator and we’ll get you some help.

Definitions

HOV

HOV – High Occupancy Vehicle. Has more than one person in the vehicle. It is often posted with a number after the acronym; HOV-2 or HOV2+. The number specifies the number of people to meet the HOV requirements; ex. HOV-3 means that three or more people need to be in the vehicle.

HOT

HOT – High Occupancy Toll. This is a combination of toll road and HOV. Sometimes called “Lexus Lanes” since people can buy their way onto roads with less congestion. Electronic toll roads often require a special transponder set to HOV which broadcasts that the car meets the requirements so that a toll is not charged.

Express Lanes

Express Lanes – There are two main types of Express Lanes on the interstate system. They can either be HOT lanes or lanes that have limited exits. This wiki section will just deal with the HOT type of Express Lanes and the segments should follow the guidance for HOT below.

Clean Air Vehicle

Clean Air Vehicles – future feature These vehicles meet the requirements for low emissions for the state that the person is operating the vehicle. The vehicles are normally either a hybrid or electric or natural gas vehicle. Note some states require special permits or license plates to qualify.

Toll attribute

Toll attribute box checked.PNG

The toll attribute has moved from under the road segment name to the first page of a Time Based Segment Restriction (TBSR). It is in the bottom left corner of the first TBSR popup window.

New toll.PNG
Mark a road segment as a toll segment only if the segment has a toll booth, transponder reader, or other tolling device. See Toll road for additional information.

Two ways to mark toll:

  1. Toll attribute in first TBSR popup
  2. Toll free restriction is enabled in second TBSR popup
Note if there is not a restriction then Add restrictions is shown; if there are TBSRs then Edit restrictions (#) is shown.
  • Once a segment is selected as a toll segment, the toll attribute is displayed under the road segment name. You have to go to the TBSR to deselect the attribute. Additionally the toll free restrictions can not be added if the segment is marked with the toll attribute.
  • If at least one restriction is marked toll free, then it is assumed that all other vehicles not meeting the toll free requirements has to pay a toll.
Note the toll attribute is not shown on the segment if toll free is selected, but it is assumed that there is a toll for the other vehicles.

Next to carpool/HOV/bus lane attribute

Next to carpool.PNG
  • The Next to carpool/HOV/bus lane attribute is a check box that is used for designating roads that are close to the HOV lane so that Waze’s algorithm can differentiate between the varying speeds
  • The Next to carpool/HOV/bus lane attribute is under the road type selection when a segment is selected
  • DO NOT SELECT this attribute on the actual HOV road segments. Especially for road segments that have regular and HOV lanes on the same segment. (i.e. the segment has an HOV lane that is separated by dashed line.)
  • Ensure the Next to carpool/HOV/bus lane attribute is selected on all parallel road segments going the same direction as the HOV traffic that are within (XXX feet) of an HOV segment.
Note for reversible HOV lanes there may be road segments on both sides of the HOV lane that require the Next to carpool/HOV/bus lane attribute to be checked.

Toll Transponder Companies supported

The following companies’ toll transponders are supported in Waze:
Transponders.PNG
  1. Sunpass
  2. Flexpass
  3. TxDOTTolltag
  4. Leeway
  5. O-Pass
  6. NC Quick Pass
  7. Peachpass
  8. METROHOTtag
  9. NEXUS
  10. K-TAG
  11. PIKEPASS
  12. Fastrak
  13. GeauxPass
  14. Good To Gous:Express Toll
  15. RiverLink
  16. E-Pass
  17. I-Pass
  18. Pay BY PLATE
  19. TxTAGTolltag
  20. DallasNTTATolltag
  21. Palmetto Pass
  22. E-ZPass (E-ZPassFlex - see if can get Flex added separately for HOV routing)
  23. HarrisEZtag

How to map HOV lane segments

There are four types of HOV lanes

  1. Dashed line separation HOV - HOV lane that is part of the road and can be accessed or exited at any time
  2. Solid/double solid line HOV - HOV lane that is part of the road but can only be accessed or exited at certain places
  3. Separate parallel segment HOV - HOV lane that is physically separated from the rest of the road by a wall, cement barrier, flexible barrier, or land; only accessed from ramp segments other than initial entrance or final exit.
  4. Whole road HOV - HOV is entire road and there is no parallel path for non-HOV drivers


Enter/exit anywhere HOV

  • HOV lanes that can be accessed or exited the entire time since drivers can cross the dashed line (or some areas a single solid white line) separations at any time. Usually the lane with be noted with the white triangle painted on the road way and have regulatory signs on the shoulder. Example is US-95 HOV in Las Vegas, NV.
HOV Diamond and sign.PNG
HOV US95 LV.PNG
I66 E outside beltway.PNG



Bottom line up front - The HOV lane is mapped on the same segment(s) as the regular lanes.

Remember DO NOT mark any road segment(s) with the Next to carpool/HOV/bus lane attribute.
  1. Map the applicable road segment(s) for the road
  2. The road segments for a dashed line separation HOV look the same as a road without HOV.
  3. HOV restrictions are added per the restrictions section below
Note even if HOV lanes allow motorcycles, that does not need to be mapped since motorcycle is not an allowed vehicle type for Waze routing. The motorcycle user should just indicate that they meet the HOV requirement(s).

Limited enter/exit (transition zone) HOV

  • Separated by solid or double solid lines from the normal lanes with periodic transition zones. Note for areas where it is legal to cross the single solid white line refer to Enter/exit anywhere HOV section above.
    US-50 E double solid line.PNG
    Non-HOV travel is available on an adjacent parallel path (lane or segment). Waze will only route on this road if the person acknowledges that they meet the HOV requirement for this trip. Example is need location with this set up.


Bottom line up front: separate road segment(s) for the HOV with transition zone to/from regular lanes using ramps


  1. Map the applicable regular lane road segments
  2. Map parallel road segments for HOV lanes that have transition zones with the regular lanes
  3. HOV restrictions are added per the restrictions section below
  4. Add ramps for the transition zone as follows:
  • Add a set of entrance/exit ramps to make a V at the entrance to HOV lanes
    • Add a ramp with to [Road name/Route number] HOV coming from the regular lanes to the start of the transition zone (Prompts user to enter the HOV lane). Ramp should be about 6-7 m long and flow traffic into the HOV lane at the start of the transition zone (start of dashed white lines).
    • Add a ramp with to Return to [Road name/Route number] Regular Lanes (Prompts user to exit HOV lane either for upcoming exit or if traffic is faster in regular lanes). Ramp should originate at the start of the transition zone and be about 6-7 m long.
  • Add another set of entrance/exit ramps to make a V at the end of the transition zone, if the zone is over 0.5 miles/xxxx meters long
    • Add a ramp with to [Road name/Route number] HOV coming from the regular lanes to the end of the transition zone (Prompts user to enter the HOV lane). Ramp should be about 6-7 m long and flow traffic into the HOV lane at the end of the transition zone (start of solid white lines).
    • Add a ramp with to Return to [Road name/Route number] Regular Lanes (Prompts user to exit HOV lane either for upcoming exit or if traffic is faster in regular lanes). Ramp should originate at the end of the transition zone and be about 6-7 m long.
  • For a very long transition zone, other set(s) of entrance/exit ramps to make a V can be added every 0.5 miles/xxxx meters
Note even if HOV lanes allow motorcycles, that does not need to be mapped since motorcycle is not an allowed vehicle type for Waze routing. The motorcycle user should just indicate that they meet the HOV requirement(s).

Separate parallel segment HOV

HOV only on the separate road segment; separated by a physical distance from the normal lanes (ex. land, curbs, shoulders), a concrete barrier, or a flexible barrier from the normal lanes. Non-HOV travel is available on an adjacent parallel path (lane or segment). Waze will only route on this road if the person acknowledges that they meet the HOV requirement (and transducer if required) for this trip. Example is I-395 by the Pentagon (Arlington, VA).

Bottom line up front: separate road segment(s) for separate parallel HOV

  1. Map the applicable regular lane road segments
  2. Map parallel road segments for HOV lanes
  3. Add applicable entrance and exit ramps
  4. HOV restrictions are added per the restrictions section below
Note even if HOV lanes allow motorcycles, that does not need to be mapped since motorcycle is not an allowed vehicle type for Waze routing. The motorcycle user should just indicate that they meet the HOV requirement(s).

Whole road HOV

All travel is HOV only on the road. Non-HOV travel is not available adjacent parallel path (lane or segment). Waze will only route on this road if the person acknowledges that they meet the HOV requirement (and transducer if required) for this trip. There are not very many implementations of this type of set up. Example is I-66 inside the beltway in Northern Virginia; morning rush hour traffic is HOV-2+ only for eastbound traffic.

Bottom line up front: separate road segment(s) for whole road HOV

  1. Map the applicable road segment(s) for the road
  2. The road segments for a whole road HOV look the same as a road without HOV.
  3. HOV restrictions are added per the restrictions section below
Note even if HOV lanes allow motorcycles, that does not need to be mapped since motorcycle is not an allowed vehicle type for Waze routing. The motorcycle user should just indicate that they meet the HOV requirement(s).

Entering HOV restrictions

Enter/exit anywhere HOV

To mark a segment for HOV use including the required number of passengers:

  1. Select the applicable road segment(s)
  2. Click the Add restrictions button
  3. First restriction popup screen appears
    Restriction first popup.PNG
  4. If no toll is required for HOV, then skip to step 6
  5. If a toll is required for HOV vehicles, then select the toll attribute in bottom left corner (ex. I-93 N's HOV / Express to Airport / S Station in Boston, MA),
  6. Select the appropriate direction (A>B, B>A, or TWO WAY) on the popup screen
  7. Click the apply button in the bottom right corner
  8. Second restriction popup screen appears
    Applies to box.PNG
  9. Select appropriate Left lane/Middle lane/Right lane in the Applies to section
  10. Select HOV in the Applies to section
  11. Select appropriate Days, Hours, and Every week [Note every week can be a date range but probably not used for HOV]
  12. Driving is _____ for
    Driving is allowed for.PNG
  13. If toll attribute is already selected, then skip to step 16
  14. Select toll free if free for HOV vehicles
  15. Remember toll attribute must not be selected to be able to properly save a toll free TBSR
  16. Select Minimum passengers by clicking the + on the green add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear
    Requires Pass Veh Type Min Pass.PNG
  17. At least 2 passengers is added
    Num passengers dropdown.PNG
  18. Select number of passengers required by clicking the At least 2 passengers and a drop down menu will appear with selections for At least 3 (4) passengers
  19. If toll free, then skip to step 24
  20. Click the + again while remaining on the same restriction as the number of passengers to select Requires a pass
  21. Sunpass is added to the restriction line
    Subscription dropdown.PNG
  22. Click the Sunpass area and a drop down menu will appear with available companies
  23. Select the applicable transponder company
  24. Click Add button in bottom right corner
  25. Click Save icon on the light blue waze bar
  26. If HOV lane is only for part of the day, Open to all rest/part of day, or Reversible lane then set appropriate prohibited restriction(s)
    Driving prohibited.PNG
  27. Make sure one period is added for the segment(s) then add additional restrictions till all appropriate times are added for one direction
  28. If a reversible segment, then add the appropriate time and restrictions for the opposite direction
Note be sure to add the Driving is Prohibited period(s) if a reversible lane does not allow traffic to prevent misrouting.

Solid/double solid line HOV / Separate segment HOV / Whole road HOV

To mark a segment for HOV use including the required number of passengers:

  1. Select the applicable road segment(s)
  2. Click the Add restrictions button
  3. First restriction popup screen appears
    Restriction first popup.PNG
  4. If no toll is required for HOV, then skip to step 6
  5. If a toll is required for HOV vehicles, then select the toll attribute in bottom left corner (ex. I-93 N's HOV / Express to Airport / S Station in Boston, MA)
  6. Select the appropriate direction (A>B, B>A, or TWO WAY) on the popup screen
  7. Click the apply button in the bottom right corner
  8. Second restriction popup screen appears
    I-66E AM HOV.PNG
  9. Select Entire segment in the Applies to section
    Applies to box.PNG
  10. Select HOV in the Applies to section
  11. Select appropriate Days, Hours, and Every week [Note can enter a date range, but probably not used for HOV]
  12. Driving is _____ for
  13. If toll attribute is already selected, then skip to step 16
  14. Select toll free if free for HOV vehicles
  15. Remember toll attribute must not be selected to be able to properly save a toll free TBSR
  16. Select Allowed if free for HOV vehicles
    Driving is allowed for.PNG
  17. Select Minimum passengers by clicking the + on the green add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear
    Requires Pass Veh Type Min Pass.PNG
  18. At least 2 passengers is added
    Num passengers dropdown.PNG
  19. Select number of passengers required by clicking the At least 2 passengers and a drop down menu will appear with selections for At least 3 (4) passengers
  20. If toll free, then skip to step 24
  21. Click the + again while remaining on the same restriction as the number of passengers to select Requires a pass
  22. Sunpass is added to the restriction line
    Subscription dropdown.PNG
  23. Click the Sunpass area and a drop down menu will appear with available companies
  24. Select the applicable transponder company
  25. Click Add button in bottom right corner
  26. Click Save icon on the light blue waze bar
  27. If HOV lane is only for part of the day, Open to all rest/part of day, or Reversible lane then set appropriate prohibited restriction(s)
    Driving prohibited.PNG
  28. Make sure one period is added for the segment(s) then add additional restrictions till all appropriate times are added for one direction
  29. If a reversible segment, then add the appropriate time and restrictions for the opposite direction
Note be sure to add the Driving is Prohibited period(s) if a reversible lane does not allow traffic to prevent misrouting.

Entering HOT/Express lane restrictions (HOV or toll allowed)

Enter/exit anywhere HOT/Express lanes

This type of configuration only occurs at the start or finish of the HOT/Express lanes. No restriction is required.

Reason for not having dashed line separation in the middle of the HOT/Express lane segments is that there is no way of charging a toll to the non-HOV compliant vehicles.

Solid/double solid line / Separate parallel segment / Whole road HOT/Express lane

Normally the HOV vehicle is allowed to use the lane for free while other vehicles have to pay a toll. The toll rate can be variable with surge pricing to control the number of vehicles that are not HOV on the road. Therefore this is setting up or statements. A vehicle can use the road for free if meeting the HOV requirements or the vehicle has to pay a toll.

Where to mark toll segments
  1. Mark a road segment with a toll free restriction only if the segment has a toll booth, transponder reader, or other tolling device
  2. Do not mark the toll attribute; which would prohibit adding a toll free restriction
  3. Non-toll collecting segments should not have the the toll free restriction
  4. Normally one does not mark the final toll booth, transponder reader, or other tolling device for toll free. Mark this final segment if it is the only segment marked toll free for at least one route on the toll road.
Note Waze assigns a large penalty for each road segment that is assumed to collect tolls if a user has avoid toll roads selected. Marking each toll booth/transponder for applicable segments helps to route the user off at the nearest exit if the user selected avoid tolls but allows them to take a short toll road if it is the only reasonable route.
Adding HOT/Express lane restrictions

Validate if all segments need to be marked or just the ones with toll booth or transponder

  1. Select a segment that has a toll booth, transponder reader, or other tolling device
  2. Do not select a segment with the final toll booth, transponder reader, or other tolling device, unless at least one route does not have one previously marked
  3. Select Add restrictions (Time Based Segment Restrictions) on the left panel when the segment is selected
  4. Do not check the toll road attribute in the bottom left corner of the popup box; this prevents having toll free restrictions
    Restriction first popup.PNG
  5. Select the appropriate direction (A>B, B>A, or TWO WAY) on the popup screen
  6. Click the apply button in the bottom right corner
  7. Second restriction popup screen appears
    HOT Restriction.PNG
  8. Select Entire segment and HOT in the Applies to section
  9. Select toll free on the Driving is ____ for section
    Toll free.PNG
  10. Select Minimum passengers by clicking the + on the green add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear
    Toll free min passengers.PNG
  11. At least 2 passengers is added
    Toll free min 3 or 4.PNG
  12. Select number of passengers required by clicking the At least 2 passengers and a drop down menu will appear with selections for At least 3 (4) passengers
  13. Select Requires a pass by clicking the + on the green add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear
    Toll free requires pass.PNG
  14. Select applicable transponder company by clicking the Sunpass and a drop down menu will appear with all available companies
    Toll free drop down.PNG
  15. Click Add button in bottom right corner
  16. Add the toll for other vehicles on this segment
    Add Transponder.PNG
  17. Select the appropriate direction (A>B, B>A, or TWO WAY) on the popup screen
  18. Click the apply button in the bottom right corner
  19. Second restriction popup screen appears
    Applies to box.PNG
  20. Select Entire segment and HOT in the Applies to section
    Entire Segment HOV.PNG
  21. Select Allowed on the Driving is ____ for section
  22. Select Requires a pass by clicking the + on the green add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear
    HOT requires pass.PNG
  23. Select applicable transponder company by clicking the Sunpass and a drop down menu will appear with all available companies
    HOT Req Pass Dropdown.PNG
  24. Click Add button in bottom right corner
  25. Click Save icon on the light blue waze bar
  26. If HOT lane is only for part of the day, Open to all rest/part of day, or Reversible lane then set appropriate prohibited restriction(s)
    Driving prohibited.PNG
  27. Make sure one period is added for the segment(s) then add additional restrictions till all appropriate times are added for one direction
  28. If a reversible segment, then add the appropriate time and restrictions for the opposite direction
Note be sure to add the Driving is Prohibited period(s) if a reversible lane does not allow traffic to prevent misrouting.