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Items for HOV wiki  would expect to link High Occupancy Vehicle with HOV, High Occupancy Toll, HOT, Express Lanes. Clean Air Vehicle
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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) ==
 
==High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) ==
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{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' Until HOV and toll transponders are pushed to production you have to be careful to not adversely affect the production app users. If you haven't mapped the HOV lanes then probably best to just set up for HOV. If HOV lanes were already set up so that people can use HOV if they drive over the first segment then you can set it up to continue. Have the first segment set up properly using HOV allowed restriction and then add private vehicle and taxi to all the subsequent segments.  If you have a toll road that only allows transponders then setting up for transponder use will prevent all production app users. Add private vehicle and taxi to all segments till transponders are pushed to production.}}
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===Intro===
 
===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.
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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 properly included; warnings about bugs and some not so obvious requirements are discussed (ex. allowable restrictions need to cover all toll free restrictions). If you have questions, then please reach out to your State Manager or Regional Coordinator and we’ll get you some help.
  
 
===Definitions===
 
===Definitions===
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====HOT====
 
====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 the car meets the requirements so that the toll is not charged.
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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 mode, when there are enough people in the car in order to drive toll-free. The transponder then broadcasts that the car meets the HOV requirements so that a toll is not charged.
  
 
====Express Lanes====
 
====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.
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Express Lanes – There are three main types of Express Lanes on the interstate system. They can either be HOT lanes, lanes that have limited entrances/exits, or toll road to speed people willing to pay. This wiki section will just deal with the HOT type of Express Lanes and the segments should follow the guidance for HOT below. Express Lanes that have limited entrances/exits are just mapped as normal freeways. Express Lanes that are just toll roads and don't have different HOV rates are just mapped as a toll road freeway.
  
 
====Clean Air Vehicle====
 
====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.
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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. States that have a decal to allow holders to use HOV lanes should be listed in the Transponder/Pass list.
  
 
===Toll attribute===
 
===Toll attribute===
 
[[File:Toll_attribute_box_checked.PNG|right|300px|border]]
 
[[File:Toll_attribute_box_checked.PNG|right|300px|border]]
The toll attribute has moved from under the road segment name to the first page of a Time Based Restriction.  It is in the bottom left corner.
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The toll attribute has moved from under the road segment name to the first popup page of a Time Based Segment Restriction (TBSR).  It is in the bottom left corner of the first TBSR popup window.
Mark a road segment as a toll segment only if the segment has a toll booth, transponder reader, or other tolling device. See [[User:Subs5/Toll_road|Toll road]] for additional information.
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[[File:New toll.PNG|right|150px|border]]Mark a road segment as a toll segment only if the segment has a toll booth, transponder reader, or other tolling device and if no vehicles travel as toll free on that segment. See [[User:Subs5/Toll_road|Toll road]] for additional information.  
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There are two ways to mark toll:
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# Toll attribute in bottom left corner of the first TBSR popup window
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# Toll free restriction is enabled in second TBSR popup window
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{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' if there is not a restriction then {{button|format=bold|bgcolor=#FCE5A1|Add restrictions}} is shown; if there are TBSRs, then {{button|format=bold|bgcolor=#FCE5A1|Edit restrictions (#)}} is shown.}}
  
===Nearby HOV attribute===
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* Once a segment is marked as having the toll attribute on the first TBSR popup window, the toll attribute is displayed under the road segment name.  You have to go to the TBSR to deselect the attribute.
[[File:Nearby_HOV.PNG|right|250px|border]]
 
*The Nearby HOV attribute is a check box that is used for designating roads that close to the HOV lane so that Waze’s algorithm can differentiate between the varying speeds
 
  
*Location The Nearby HOV attribute is under the road type selection when a segment is selected
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* If at least one restriction is marked toll free, then it is assumed that all other vehicles not meeting the toll free requirements have to pay a toll.
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{{mbox|type=important|text= '''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.}}
  
*'''DO NOT SELECT''' this attribute on the actual HOV road segments. Even 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.)
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===Next to carpool/HOV/bus lane attribute===
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[[File:Next_to_carpool.PNG|right|250px|border]]
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*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
  
*Ensure the Nearby HOV 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.
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*The '''Next to carpool/HOV/bus lane''' attribute is under the road type selection when a segment is selected
  
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*'''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 HOV in left or right lane.)
  
{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' for reversible HOV lanes there may be road segments on both sides of the HOV lane that require the Nearby HOV attribute to be checked.}}
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*Select the Next to carpool/HOV/bus lane attribute on all parallel road segments going the same direction as the HOV traffic. 
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{{needInfo|'''Note subs5 find out if ramps also need to be designated'''}}
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{{mbox|type=important|text= '''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===
 
===Toll Transponder Companies supported===
The following companies’ toll transponders are supported in Waze:[[File:Transponders.PNG‎|right|200px|border]]
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The following companies’ toll transponders are supported in WME, they are listed alphabetically in the app:[[File:Transponder R1.PNG‎|right|200px|border]]
 
#Sunpass
 
#Sunpass
#Flexpass
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#TollTag
#TxDOTTolltag
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#HOV Smart Pass
#Leeway
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#Peach Pass
#O-Pass
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#NC Quick Pass - E-ZPass
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#Metro HOT Lanes Toll Tag
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#Alabama Freedom Pass
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#PIKEPASS
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#GeauxPass
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#RiverLink
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#NationalPass
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#NPS America the Beautiful
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#PayTollo
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#Palmetto Pass
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#E-ZPass
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#FasTrak Flex
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#EZ TAG
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#Riverlink - E-ZPass
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#LeeWay
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#FAST
 
#NC Quick Pass
 
#NC Quick Pass
#Peachpass
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#Good To Go! Flex Pass
#METROHOTtag
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#Clean Pass
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#Hatem Brg E-ZPass
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#CAV decal
 
#NEXUS
 
#NEXUS
 
#K-TAG
 
#K-TAG
#PIKEPASS
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#FasTrak
#Fastrak
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#Good To Go!
#GeauxPass
 
#Good To Gous:Express Toll
 
#RiverLink
 
 
#E-Pass
 
#E-Pass
 
#I-Pass
 
#I-Pass
#Pay BY PLATE
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#MnPAsS
#TxTAGTolltag
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#SENTRI
#DallasNTTATolltag
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#ExpressToll
#Palmetto Pass
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#TxTag
#E-ZPass (E-ZPassFlex - see if can get Flex added separately for HOV routing)
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#Single Facility / Road Pass
#HarrisEZtag
 
  
 
===How to map HOV lane segments===
 
===How to map HOV lane segments===
 
There are four types of HOV lanes
 
There are four types of HOV lanes
#Whole road is HOV and there is no parallel path for non-HOV drivers
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# Dashed line separation HOV - HOV lane that is part of the road and can be accessed or exited at any time
#HOV lane that is part of the road and can be accessed or exited at any time (dashed line separation)
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# Solid/double solid line HOV - HOV lane that is part of the road but can only be accessed or exited at certain places
#HOV lane that is part of the road but can only be accessed or exited at certain places (double solid line or flexible barriers)
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# 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.
#HOV lane that is physically separated from the rest of the road by a wall, cement barrier, or land (separate parallel segment)
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# Whole road HOV - HOV is entire road and there is no parallel path for non-HOV drivers
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====Enter/exit anywhere HOV====
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*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 will be marked with the white diamond painted on the roadway and have regulatory signs on the  shoulder. Example is US-95 HOV in Las Vegas, NV.
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[[File:HOV_Diamond_and_sign.PNG‎|left|200px|border]][[File:HOV US95 LV.PNG|200px|border]][[File:I66_E_outside_beltway.PNG‎|right|200px|border]]
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====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.  Example is I-66 inside the beltway in Northern Virginia; morning rush hour traffic is HOV-2+ only for eastbound traffic.
 
  
# Select the applicable road segment(s)
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'''Bottom line up front - The HOV lane is mapped on the same segment(s) as the regular lanes.'''
# Click the "Add restrictions" button
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# First restriction popup screen appears [[File:Restriction_first_popup.PNG‎|right|300px|border]]
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{{mbox|type=important|text= Remember '''DO NOT''' mark any road segment(s) with HOV lane(s) using the 'Next to carpool/HOV/bus lane' attribute.}}
# Select the appropriate direction (A>B, B>A, or TWO WAY) on the popup screen
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# Second restriction popup screen appears  [[File:I-66E_AM_HOV.PNG‎|right|200px|border]]
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# Map the applicable road segment(s) for the road
## Select 'Entire Segment' and 'HOV' for the "Applies to" section
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# The road segments for a dashed line separation HOV look the same as a road without HOV.
## Select appropriate days of the week for the "Days" section
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# HOV restrictions are added per the restrictions section below
## Select 'all day' or enter the appropriate hours for the "Hours" section
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## Select 'Every week' (nominally) for the "Applies" section
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{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' Map if motorcycles are allowed by adding them as an allowed restriction.  Note that until motorcycle is a supported vehicle type, the motorcycle user should just indicate that they meet the HOV requirement(s).}}
## Ensure 'allowed' is selected in the "Driving is _____ for" section header
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## Click the green '+' sign to add a requirement
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====Limited enter/exit (transition zone) HOV====
## Drop down for 'Vehicle type', 'Minimum passengers', and 'Requires a pass' appears
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[[File:US-50_E_double_solid_line.PNG|right|250px|border]] Separated by solid or double solid lines from the normal lanes with periodic transition zones. Non-HOV travel is available on an adjacent parallel path (lane or segment).
## Select 'Minimum passengers'
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:Note for areas where it is legal to cross the single solid white line refer to [[#Enter/exit anywhere HOV|Enter/exit anywhere HOV section]] above.
## Green restriction bar for 'Any vehicle with Min. 2 passengers' appears
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:If all of the highway entrances and exits are accessible to the HOV lane, then there is no functional difference to the routing that these lanes have restricted access. You should also map this type of HOV using simple lane restrictions on a single set of segments as is done with [[#Enter/exit anywhere HOV|Enter/exit anywhere HOV lanes]].
## If HOV requirement is for 2 or more passengers then go to step 14  [[File:Min_3_or_4_passengers.PNG‎|center|300px|border]]
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## If HOV is for >3 or more passengers in vehicle, then Click the 'Min. 2 passengers'
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Waze will only route on this road if the person acknowledges that they meet the HOV requirement for this trip. When HOV routes are available they will see this display.[[File:HOV_ROUTES.PNG|center|250px|border]]
## Drop down for  'Min. 3 passengers' and 'Min. 4 passengers' appears
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## Select appropriate number of passengers
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The user then would select a route that designates how many passengers are required.
## If a transponder is required for the HOV lane, then click the green '+' sign to add requirement[[File:Transponders.PNG‎|right|50px|border]]
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[[File:New HOV symbol.PNG|center|250px|border]]
## Drop down for 'Vehicle type' and 'Requires a pass' appears
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## Select 'Requires a pass'
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'''Bottom line up front: separate road segment(s) for the HOV with transition zone to/from regular lanes using ramps'''
## Green restriction for Sunpass appears
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## If required transponder is Sunpass, then go to step 22
 
## If required transponder is not Sunpass, then click 'Sunpass'  
 
## Drop down menu appears with available transponders
 
## Select appropriate transponder
 
## Click 'Add' button in bottom right corner
 
## Click save icon on the light blue waze bar
 
  
====Dashed line separation====
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# Map the applicable regular lane road segments
*HOV lanes that can be accessed or exited the entire time since drivers can cross the dashed line
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# Map parallel road segments for HOV lanes that have transition zones with the regular lanes
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.
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# HOV restrictions are added per the restrictions section below
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# Add ramps for the transition zone as follows:
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* Add a set of entrance/exit ramps to make a V at the entrance to HOV lanes
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** Add a ramp coming from the regular lanes to the start of the transition zone (Prompts user to enter the HOV lane).
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**:Ramp should have an approximate angle of 20-30° and flow traffic into the HOV lane at the start of the transition zone (start of dashed white lines).
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**:The ramp should have no name, unless there is a [[BGS]] with additional information other than the road name, restrictions, and transponders.
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** Add an exit transition ramp from the start of the transition zone (Prompts user to exit HOV lane either for upcoming exit or if traffic is faster in regular lanes).
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**:The ramp should originate at the start of the transition zone and have an approximate angle of 20-30° leading back onto the regular lanes.
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**:The ramp should have no name, unless there is a [[BGS]] with additional information other than the road name, restrictions, and transponders.
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* Only if the zone is over 0.5 miles ''(805 meters)'' long; Add another set of entrance/exit ramps following the above style to make a V at the end of the transition zone.
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** Add a ramp from the regular lanes flowing into the HOV lane at the end of the transition zone (Prompts user to enter the HOV lane).
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** Add a ramp from the HOV lane at the end of the transition zone, flowing into the regular lanes (Prompts user to exit HOV lane either for upcoming exit or if traffic is faster in regular lanes).
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* 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
  
shore transition areas where vehicles can merge from HOV lanes to regular lanes or from the regular lanes to the HOV lanes.
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{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' If motorcycles are allowed, map the rule by adding them as an allowed restriction. Note that until motorcycle is a supported vehicle type, the motorcycle user should just indicate that they meet the HOV requirement(s).}}
*There are two types of situations with the HOV dashed line separation:
 
*#Continual dashed line for the entire HOV lane. HOV vehicles can enter or exit at any location on the HOV lane
 
*#Transition zones, where there is a limited are for entering or leaving the HOV lane
 
  
*'''Mapping continual dashed line HOV lanes'''
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====Separate parallel segment HOV====
*#Current guidance in forum is to map the HOV lane on the regular road segment
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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 transponder if required) for this trip.  Example is I-395 by the Pentagon (Arlington, VA).
*#Follow restriction guidance for combined segment HOV and regular traffic in different lanes below
 
  
*'''Mapping transition zone dashed line HOV lanes'''
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'''Bottom line up front: separate road segment(s) for separate parallel HOV'''
**Current forum guidance: This requires a merge ramp from HOV to the regular lanes and a merge ramp back to the HOV lanes. Be sure to have each ramp labeled so that people know when to get into the regular lanes and the HOV lanes. This configuration does cause problems with excess commands for people already on the HOV lane and staying on the HOV lane. Insert picture of an example
 
**Possible guidance;
 
**# Have separate parallel segments for the HOV and regular lanes the entire length of the HOV lanes
 
**# Add ramps to make a V entrance/exit to HOV lanes
 
*** a) Add a ramp with '''to HOV''' coming from the regular lanes to the start of the transition area (Prompts user to enter the HOV lane)
 
*** b) Add a ramp with '''to return to regular [Road name/Route number]'''  (Prompts user to exit HOV lane either for upcoming exit or if traffic is faster in regular lanes)
 
**# Add another V entrance/exit ramps at the end of the transition zone if the zone is over 0.5 miles/xxxx meters long
 
**# For very long transition zone, V entrance/exit ramps can be added every 0.5 miles/xxxx meters
 
  
====Separated HOV lane====
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Follow the general guidance above for [[#Limited enter/exit (transition zone) HOV|Limited enter/exit (transition zone) HOV]] lanes as applicable:
*Separated HOV lanes are either lanes that are:
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# Map the applicable regular lane road segments
*#Completely separated by a  physical distance from the normal lanes (ex. land, curbs, shoulders)
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# Map parallel road segments for HOV lanes  
*#Separated by a concrete barrier from the normal lanes
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# Add applicable entrance and exit ramps
*#Separated by solid or double solid lines from the normal lanes
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# HOV restrictions are added per the restrictions section below
*#Separated by flexible barriers from the normal lanes
 
  
Insert pictures of the separations
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{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' Map if motorcycles are allowed by adding them as an allowed restriction.  Note that until motorcycle is a supported vehicle type, the motorcycle user should just indicate that they meet the HOV requirement(s).}}
  
*'''Mapping separated lane''' - The separate lane should be mapped as a normal parallel segment that is distinct from the normal road.
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====Whole road HOV====
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All travel is HOV only on the road. Non-HOV travel is not 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 transponder 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.
  
====Dashed line separation====
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'''Bottom line up front: separate road segment(s) for whole road HOV'''
*Dashed line separations are transition areas where vehicles can merge from HOV lanes to regular lanes or from the regular lanes to the HOV lanes.
 
*There are two types of situations with the HOV dashed line separation:
 
*#Continual dashed line for the entire HOV lane. HOV vehicles can enter or exit at any location on the HOV lane
 
*#Transition zones, where there is a limited are for entering or leaving the HOV lane
 
  
*'''Mapping continual dashed line HOV lanes'''
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# Map the applicable road segment(s) for the road
*#Current guidance in forum is to map the HOV lane on the regular road segment
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# The road segments for a whole road HOV look the same as a road without HOV.
*#Follow restriction guidance for combined segment HOV and regular traffic in different lanes below
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# HOV restrictions are added per the restrictions section below  
  
*'''Mapping transition zone dashed line HOV lanes'''
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{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' Map if motorcycles are allowed by adding them as an allowed restriction. Note that until motorcycle is a supported vehicle type, the motorcycle user should just indicate that they meet the HOV requirement(s).}}
**Current forum guidance: This requires a merge ramp from HOV to the regular lanes and a merge ramp back to the HOV lanes. Be sure to have each ramp labeled so that people know when to get into the regular lanes and the HOV lanes. This configuration does cause problems with excess commands for people already on the HOV lane and staying on the HOV lane. Insert picture of an example
 
**Possible guidance;
 
**# Have separate parallel segments for the HOV and regular lanes the entire length of the HOV lanes
 
**# Add ramps to make a V entrance/exit to HOV lanes
 
*** a) Add a ramp with '''to HOV''' coming from the regular lanes to the start of the transition area (Prompts user to enter the HOV lane)
 
*** b) Add a ramp with '''to return to regular [Road name/Route number]'''  (Prompts user to exit HOV lane either for upcoming exit or if traffic is faster in regular lanes)
 
**# Add another V entrance/exit ramps at the end of the transition zone if the zone is over 0.5 miles/xxxx meters long
 
**# For very long transition zone, V entrance/exit ramps can be added every 0.5 miles/xxxx meters
 
  
 
===Entering HOV restrictions===
 
===Entering HOV restrictions===
====Separate segment HOV only====
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{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Warning''' There is a bug the will reverse the Toll free/Allowed/Prohibited restrictions if too many are selected and they are not all aligned A-B or B-A. You can select two segments and the restriction will be properly aligned even if A-B on one and B-A on the other. It is fairly obvious if editing one way segments since the restriction coloration will not show on the segment if the other direction has the restriction. If editing two way segments (i.e. reversible road segments) then it is recommended that each be reviewed so that you don't break the routing.}}
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{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' - '''ALL''' segments need to have the HOV/HOT/Express restrictions marked. This is required for the HOV algorithm to work. Do not just mark the entrance segment. Follow current guidance for mapping toll segments only where there is a toll booth, toll transponder, or other collection device. If there is any toll free travel then '''ALL''' segments need the toll free restriction. The HOV/HOT/Express/Bus/etc will be used for voice prompts in the app soon. It is best to have them all the same; make sure that none is not inadvertently selected since that will adversely affect routing.}}
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{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' Restrictions for Toll free/Allowed/Prohibited are treated as AND conditions when comparing the separate lines on the first popup window.  Within in a single restriction type on the second popup window, the various restrictions are treated as OR conditions. So saying that private vehicles with HOV-2+ and taxis are allowed will route either type of vehicle '''IF''' in the same restriction (on the second popup window). If they are entered as two separate restrictions on the first popup window then nothing will be routed since you have to simultaneously be both a private vehicle with HOV-2+ and a taxi; this is not possible.
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If something is an allowed restriction then only that type of condition(s) can pass on the road, all others are considered to be prohibited
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Do not use conflicting restrictions - ex all vehicles with Sunpass are allowed but taxis are prohibited. A taxi can have a Sunpass and the algorithm is not set up to have a preference or hierarchy yet, so improper routing can happen.}}
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====Enter/exit anywhere HOV====
 
To mark a segment for  HOV use including the required number of passengers:
 
To mark a segment for  HOV use including the required number of passengers:
{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' The toll attribute check box for the toll attribute moved to the first pop up for TBSRs from under the segment's road type.}}
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# Select the applicable road segment(s), see Warning above
#Select '''Add restrictions''' (Time Based Segment Restrictions) on the left panel when the segment is selected
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# Click the {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#FCE5A1|Add restrictions}} button in the sidebar, and receive the first restriction popup.
#Check the toll road attribute in the bottom left corner of the popup box [[File:Toll_attribute_box_checked.PNG‎|center|500px|border]]
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[[File:Restriction_first_popup.PNG‎|center|250px|border]]
#Select  '''Entire segment''' in the '''Applies to''' section [[File:Applies_to_box.PNG|center|500px|border]]
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# If no toll is required for the segment, then skip to step 5
#Select '''HOV''' in the '''Applies to''' section
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# If a toll is required for all vehicles including 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),
#Select appropriate '''Days''', '''Hours''', and '''Every week''' [Note every week can be a date range but probably not used for HOV]  
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# Click the {{Button|format=bold|Add new}} button at the bottom of the appropriate direction ('''A>B''', '''B>A''', or '''TWO WAY''') on the popup screen.
#'''Driving is _____ for'''
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# Second restriction popup screen appears. [[File:Applies_to_box.PNG|center|500px|border]]
##Select '''toll free''' if free for HOV vehicles [[File:Driving_is_allowed_for.PNG|center|500px|border]]
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# Select appropriate '''Left lane/Center lane/Right lane''' in the '''Applies to''' section.
##Select '''allowed for''' if there is a charge even for HOV vehicles
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# Select '''HOV''' in the '''Applies to''' section. If locals call the lane one of the other options, then use that HOT/Express/Bus/etc, but one must be used and it should be consistent for the run of the road. May transition to another type if HOV changes to Express
##Select '''prohibited''' if there are times when the road is closed to all traffic, ex. reversible lane [[File:Vehicle_type_num_subscr.PNG|center|500px|border]]
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# Select appropriate '''Days''' HOV restrictions apply
#Select '''Num passengers''' by clicking the '''+''' on the green add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear  
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# Select appropriate '''Hours''' for time-based HOV or leave '''all day''' checked for 24-hr HOV lanes
##'''At least 2 passengers''' is added [[File:Num_passengers_dropdown.PNG|center|500px|border]]
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# Ensure '''Every week''' is selected for normal use; Note '''Range''' can be used for planned time shifts between summer/winter or for holiday changes particularly on reversible segments
##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'''
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# '''Driving is _____ for''' [[File:Driving_is_allowed_for.PNG|center|500px|border]]
#HOV lane only part of the day/Open to all rest/part of day/Reversible lane [[File:Driving_prohibited.PNG|center|500px|border]]
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# Select '''allowed''' for HOV vehicles
##Make sure one period is added for the segment then add additional restrictions till all appropriate times are added for one direction
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# Click the {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#AAE2C0|style=border-radius:.95em;| + }} on the green add rule banner and a drop down menu will appear [[File:Requires Pass Veh Type Min Pass.PNG|center|500px|border]]
##Add the appropriate time and restrictions for the opposite direction on reversible segments
+
# Select '''Minimum passengers''' from the menu
 +
# Default HOV allowance of '''At least 2 passengers''' appears [[File:Num_passengers_dropdown.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# If more passengers are required to meet the HOV eligibility, then click the {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#AAE2C0|style=border-radius:.95em;|At least 2 passengers}} and select the appropriate number from a drop down menu that appears ('''At least 3 passengers''' or '''At least 4 passengers''')
 +
# If a transponder or tag is required to use the HOV for either certifying the appropriate number of people are present or to pay the toll, click the {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#AAE2C0|style=border-radius:.95em;| + }} while remaining on the same restriction line and select '''Requires a pass'''
 +
# Default transponder of '''Sunpass''' is added to the restriction line [[File:Subscription_dropdown.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# If another transponder is required, then click {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#AAE2C0|style=border-radius:.95em;|Sunpass}} and a drop down menu will appear with available companies, and passes
 +
# Select the applicable transponder, pass, or permit
 +
# If a particular vehicle type is required to use the HOV lane, then click the {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#AAE2C0|style=border-radius:.95em;| + }} while remaining on the same restriction line and select '''Vehicle type.'''
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# Default vehicle type '''Private''' is added to the restriction line [[File:Private HOV 3 EZPass.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# If another type is required, then click {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#AAE2C0|style=border-radius:.95em;|Private}} and a drop down menu will appear with available vehicle types
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# Select the applicable vehicle type
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{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' only private vehicle and taxi are currently available selections in the app {{as of|2017|11|lc=yes}}; you can add other allowed vehicle types motorcycles, bus, public transportation, electric vehicle, etc for future compatibility. Waze Staff states that prohibited rules (eg for vehicle types) should not be added as a restriction if they may conflict with an allowed rule  until we are notified that the programming is changed to handle such conflicts.}}
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# Click the {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#78AFBE|{{color|Add|white}}}} button in bottom right corner
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# Repeat for any additional HOV restrictions required for the segment(s) selected
 +
# If the HOV lane is open to all traffic for the rest of day, then no other time restrictions are required (traffic travels in the same direction rest of the day)
 +
# If a reversible segment, then
 +
#* Add the appropriate time restrictions for when the original direction is closed
 +
#* Select '''"prohibited"''' in '''Driving is _____ for''', and leave '''"Any vehicle"''' selected: [[File:Driving_prohibited.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
#* Add the appropriate HOV restrictions for the opposite direction as explained above at the end of the [[#Enter/exit anywhere HOV|Enter/exit anywhere HOV]] section.
 +
#* Add the appropriate time restrictions for when the opposite direction is closed
 +
#* While entering restrictions, remember there is often a transition time gap between traffic direction reversals to prevent collisions
 +
# Click the {{Button|Save}} icon on the light blue Waze bar
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{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' be sure to add the '''Driving is Prohibited''' period(s) if a reversible lane does not allow traffic to prevent misrouting.}}
 +
 
 +
====Limited enter/exit (transition zone) HOV / Separate segment HOV / Whole road HOV====
 +
To mark a segment for  HOV use including the required number of passengers:
 +
 
 +
# Select the applicable road segment(s)
 +
# Click the {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#FCE5A1|Add restrictions}}Add restrictions}} button
 +
# First restriction popup screen appears [[File:Restriction_first_popup.PNG‎|center|250px|border]]
 +
# If no toll is required for HOV, then skip to step 6
 +
# 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)
 +
# Select the appropriate direction ('''A>B''', '''B>A''', or '''TWO WAY''') on the popup screen
 +
# Click the {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#78AFBE|{{color|Apply|white}}}} button in the bottom right corner
 +
# Second restriction popup screen appears[[File:I-66E_AM_HOV.PNG‎|center|200px|border]]
 +
# Select  '''Entire segment''' in the '''Applies to''' section [[File:Applies_to_box.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# Select '''HOV''' in the '''Applies to''' section
 +
# Select appropriate '''Days''', '''Hours''', and '''Every week''' [Note can enter a date range, but probably not used for HOV]  
 +
# '''Driving is _____ for'''
 +
# If '''toll attribute''' is already selected, then skip to step 16
 +
# Remember toll attribute must not be selected to be able to properly save a toll free TBSR
 +
# Select '''toll free''' if free for HOV vehicles, restriction's background color should change to blue [[File:Driving_is_allowed_for_toll_free.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
#Select '''Minimum passengers''' by clicking the {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#A6E3F1|style=border-radius:.95em;| + }} on the blue add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear [[File:Toll_Free_initial_drop_down.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# '''At least 2 passengers''' is added [[File:Toll_Free_Min_Pass_initial.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# Select number of passengers required by clicking the {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#A6E3F1|style=border-radius:.95em;|At least 2 passengers}} and a drop down menu will appear with selections for '''At least 3 / 4 passengers''' [[File:HOV min passenger drop down.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# If toll free, then skip to step 24
 +
# Click the {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#A6E3F1|style=border-radius:.95em;| + }} again while remaining on the same restriction as the number of passengers to  select '''Requires a pass'''
 +
# '''Sunpass''' is added to the restriction line [[File:HOV Pass Sunpass.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# Click the {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#A6E3F1|style=border-radius:.95em;|Sunpass}} area, and a drop down menu will appear with available companies, passes, and permits [[File:Toll free drop down pasess.PNG|center|200px|border]]
 +
# Select the applicable transponder / pass
 +
# Click {{Button|format=bold|bgcolor=#78AFBE|{{color|Add|white}}}} button in bottom right corner
 +
# Click {{Button|format=bold|Save}} icon on the light blue Waze bar
 +
# 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)[[File:Driving_prohibited.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# Make sure one restriction period is added for the segment(s) then add additional restrictions till all appropriate times are added for one direction
 +
# If a reversible segment, then add the appropriate time and restrictions for the opposite direction
 
{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' be sure to add the '''Driving is Prohibited''' period(s) if a reversible lane does not allow traffic to prevent misrouting.}}
 
{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' be sure to add the '''Driving is Prohibited''' period(s) if a reversible lane does not allow traffic to prevent misrouting.}}
  
====Separate segment HOT/Express Lanes (HOV or toll allowed)====
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===Entering HOT/Express lane restrictions (HOV or toll allowed)===
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.
 
  
For each segment that is HOT/Express Lane
+
====Enter/exit anywhere HOT/Express lanes====
*Set up the HOV restrictions following the instructions for HOV above  [Note do we want to link to above or repeat steps a drop down?]
+
This type of configuration only occurs at the start or finish of the HOT/Express lanes. No restriction is required.
{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' The toll attribute check box for the toll attribute moved to the first pop up for TBSRs from under the segment's road type.}}
 
#Select '''Add restrictions''' (Time Based Segment Restrictions) on the left panel when the segment is selected
 
#Check the toll road attribute in the bottom left corner of the popup box [[File:Toll_attribute_box_checked.PNG‎|center|500px|border]]
 
#Set up the applicable segment for toll road by selecting the applicable toll transponder(s)
 
#Select '''Add restrictions''' (Time Based Segment Restrictions) on the left panel when the segment is selected
 
##Select  '''Entire segment''' in the '''Applies to''' section if all lanes are the same for cash, transponder, or combination
 
##Select  '''Left lane / Center lane / Right lane''' in the '''Applies to''' section if some lanes are transponder only
 
##Select  '''Left lane / Center lane / Right lane''' in the '''Applies to''' section if all lanes are combination cash and transponder
 
#Select '''None''' in the '''Applies to''' section [[File:Applies_to_none.PNG|center|500px|border]]#Select '''allowed''' on the '''Driving is ____ for''' section [[File:Vehicle_type_num_subscr.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 
#Select '''subscription'' by clicking the '''+''' on the green add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear [[File:Subscription_dropdown.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 
#Select applicable transponder company by clicking the '''Sunpass''' and a drop down menu will appear with all available companies
 
  
 +
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.
  
 +
====Limited enter/exit (transition zone) HOT/Express lane / Separate parallel segment HOT/Express lane / 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 free / toll segments=====
 +
# Mark a road segment with a toll free restriction along the entire path of toll free travel; this is required for it to work properly
 +
# Marking a segment as toll free makes the segment act as a toll for all other users (even though toll attribute is not checked)
 +
# Do not mark the toll attribute; which would prohibit adding a toll free restriction
 +
# If the HOV has to pay a toll then only select the toll attribute on the segments with a toll booth or transponder; other segments are not marked.
  
====Combined segment HOV and regular traffic in different lanes====
+
=====Adding HOT/Express lane restrictions=====
To mark a segment for  HOV use including the required number of passengers:
+
 
#Select '''Add restrictions''' (Time Based Segment Restrictions) on the left panel when the segment is selected [[File:Applies_to_box.PNG|center|500px|border]]
+
# Select a segment that has a toll booth, transponder reader, or other tolling device
#Select appropriate '''Left lane/Middle lane/Right lane''' in the '''Applies to''' section  
+
# 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
#Select '''HOV''' in the '''Applies to''' section
+
# Select '''Add restrictions''' (Time Based Segment Restrictions) on the left panel when the segment is selected  
#Select appropriate '''Days''', '''Hours''', and '''Every week''' [Note every week can be a date range but probably not used for HOV]  
+
# Do not check the toll road attribute in the bottom left corner of the popup box; this prevents having toll free restrictions [[File:Restriction_first_popup.PNG‎|center|250px|border]]
#'''Driving is _____ for''' [[File:Driving_is_allowed_for.PNG|center|500px|border]]
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# Select the appropriate direction ('''A>B''', '''B>A''', or '''TWO WAY''') on the popup screen
##Select '''toll free''' if free for HOV vehicles
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# Click the '''add new''' button under the direction of the restriction
##Select '''allowed for''' if there is a charge even for HOV vehicles
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# Second restriction popup screen appears[[File:HOT Restriction.PNG|center|500px|border]]
##Select '''prohibited''' if there are times when the road is closed to all traffic, ex. reversible lane [[File:Vehicle_type_num_subscr.PNG|center|500px|border]]
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# Select '''Entire segment''' and '''HOT''' in the '''Applies to''' section
#Select '''Num passengers''' by clicking the '''+''' on the green add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear  
+
# Select '''toll free''' on the '''Driving is ____ for''' section [[File:Toll_free.PNG ‎|center|500px|border]]
##'''At least 2 passengers''' is added [[File:Num_passengers_dropdown.PNG|center|500px|border]]
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# Select '''Minimum passengers''' by clicking the '''+''' on the blue add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear [[File:Toll free min passengers.PNG|center|500px|border]]
##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'''
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# '''At least 2 passengers''' is added[[File:Toll_free_min_3_or_4.PNG|center|500px|border]]
#HOV lane only part of the day/Open to all rest/part of day/Reversible lane [[File:Driving_prohibited.PNG|center|500px|border]]
+
# 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'''
##Make sure one period is added for the segment then add additional restrictions till all appropriate times are added for one direction
+
# Select '''Requires a pass''' by clicking the '''+''' on the blue add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear[[File:Toll free requires pass.PNG|center|500px|border]]
##Add the appropriate time and restrictions for the opposite direction on reversible segments
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# Select applicable transponder company by clicking the '''Sunpass''' and a drop down menu will appear with all available companies[[File:Toll_free_drop_down.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# Click '''Add''' button in bottom right corner
 +
# Add the toll for other vehicles on this segment[[File:Add Transponder.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# Select the appropriate direction ('''A>B''', '''B>A''', or '''TWO WAY''') on the popup screen
 +
# Click the '''add new''' button under the direction of the restriction
 +
# Second restriction popup screen appears [[File:Applies_to_box.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# Select '''Entire segment''' and '''HOT''' in the '''Applies to''' section [[File:Entire_Segment_HOV.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# Select '''Allowed''' on the '''Driving is ____ for''' section
 +
# Note ALL vehicles that are '''Toll free''' MUST be listed in the '''Allowed''' section too.  Vehicles that are not listed in the Allowed section will not be routed onto the segment.
 +
# Select '''Requires a pass''' by clicking the '''+''' on the green add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear[[File:Requires Pass Veh Type Min Pass.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# Select applicable transponder company by clicking the '''Sunpass''' and a drop down menu will appear with all available companies[[File:Subscription_dropdown.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# Click '''Add''' button in bottom right corner
 +
# Click '''Save''' icon on the light blue waze bar
 +
# 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)[[File:Driving_prohibited.PNG|center|500px|border]]
 +
# Make sure one restriction period is added for the segment(s) then add additional restrictions till all appropriate times are added for one direction
 +
# Make sure you restrict the applicable vehicle types that are not allowed; example trucks or vehicle pulling a trailer. If selection of a truck vehicle type is allowed as a future feature and there is an allowable restriction for any vehicle with a certain transponder then a truck with that transponder would be routed improperly.
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# If a reversible segment, then add the appropriate time and restrictions for the opposite direction
 
{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' be sure to add the '''Driving is Prohibited''' period(s) if a reversible lane does not allow traffic to prevent misrouting.}}
 
{{mbox|type=important|text= '''Note''' be sure to add the '''Driving is Prohibited''' period(s) if a reversible lane does not allow traffic to prevent misrouting.}}

Latest revision as of 14:53, 16 November 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)

Note Until HOV and toll transponders are pushed to production you have to be careful to not adversely affect the production app users. If you haven't mapped the HOV lanes then probably best to just set up for HOV. If HOV lanes were already set up so that people can use HOV if they drive over the first segment then you can set it up to continue. Have the first segment set up properly using HOV allowed restriction and then add private vehicle and taxi to all the subsequent segments. If you have a toll road that only allows transponders then setting up for transponder use will prevent all production app users. Add private vehicle and taxi to all segments till transponders are pushed to production.

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 properly included; warnings about bugs and some not so obvious requirements are discussed (ex. allowable restrictions need to cover all toll free restrictions). 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 mode, when there are enough people in the car in order to drive toll-free. The transponder then broadcasts that the car meets the HOV requirements so that a toll is not charged.

Express Lanes

Express Lanes – There are three main types of Express Lanes on the interstate system. They can either be HOT lanes, lanes that have limited entrances/exits, or toll road to speed people willing to pay. This wiki section will just deal with the HOT type of Express Lanes and the segments should follow the guidance for HOT below. Express Lanes that have limited entrances/exits are just mapped as normal freeways. Express Lanes that are just toll roads and don't have different HOV rates are just mapped as a toll road freeway.

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. States that have a decal to allow holders to use HOV lanes should be listed in the Transponder/Pass list.

Toll attribute

Toll attribute box checked.PNG

The toll attribute has moved from under the road segment name to the first popup 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 and if no vehicles travel as toll free on that segment. See Toll road for additional information.

There are two ways to mark toll:

  1. Toll attribute in bottom left corner of the first TBSR popup window
  2. Toll free restriction is enabled in second TBSR popup window
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 marked as having the toll attribute on the first TBSR popup window, the toll attribute is displayed under the road segment name. You have to go to the TBSR to deselect the attribute.
  • If at least one restriction is marked toll free, then it is assumed that all other vehicles not meeting the toll free requirements have 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 HOV in left or right lane.)
  • Select the Next to carpool/HOV/bus lane attribute on all parallel road segments going the same direction as the HOV traffic.
Note subs5 find out if ramps also need to be designated
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 WME, they are listed alphabetically in the app:
Transponder R1.PNG
  1. Sunpass
  2. TollTag
  3. HOV Smart Pass
  4. Peach Pass
  5. NC Quick Pass - E-ZPass
  6. Metro HOT Lanes Toll Tag
  7. Alabama Freedom Pass
  8. PIKEPASS
  9. GeauxPass
  10. RiverLink
  11. NationalPass
  12. NPS America the Beautiful
  13. PayTollo
  14. Palmetto Pass
  15. E-ZPass
  16. FasTrak Flex
  17. EZ TAG
  18. Riverlink - E-ZPass
  19. LeeWay
  20. FAST
  21. NC Quick Pass
  22. Good To Go! Flex Pass
  23. Clean Pass
  24. Hatem Brg E-ZPass
  25. CAV decal
  26. NEXUS
  27. K-TAG
  28. FasTrak
  29. Good To Go!
  30. E-Pass
  31. I-Pass
  32. MnPAsS
  33. SENTRI
  34. ExpressToll
  35. TxTag
  36. Single Facility / Road Pass

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 will be marked with the white diamond painted on the roadway 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 HOV lane(s) using 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 Map if motorcycles are allowed by adding them as an allowed restriction. Note that until motorcycle is a supported vehicle type, the motorcycle user should just indicate that they meet the HOV requirement(s).

Limited enter/exit (transition zone) HOV

US-50 E double solid line.PNG
Separated by solid or double solid lines from the normal lanes with periodic transition zones. Non-HOV travel is available on an adjacent parallel path (lane or segment).
Note for areas where it is legal to cross the single solid white line refer to Enter/exit anywhere HOV section above.
If all of the highway entrances and exits are accessible to the HOV lane, then there is no functional difference to the routing that these lanes have restricted access. You should also map this type of HOV using simple lane restrictions on a single set of segments as is done with Enter/exit anywhere HOV lanes.
Waze will only route on this road if the person acknowledges that they meet the HOV requirement for this trip. When HOV routes are available they will see this display.
HOV ROUTES.PNG

The user then would select a route that designates how many passengers are required.

New HOV symbol.PNG

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 coming from the regular lanes to the start of the transition zone (Prompts user to enter the HOV lane).
      Ramp should have an approximate angle of 20-30° and flow traffic into the HOV lane at the start of the transition zone (start of dashed white lines).
      The ramp should have no name, unless there is a BGS with additional information other than the road name, restrictions, and transponders.
    • Add an exit transition ramp from the start of the transition zone (Prompts user to exit HOV lane either for upcoming exit or if traffic is faster in regular lanes).
      The ramp should originate at the start of the transition zone and have an approximate angle of 20-30° leading back onto the regular lanes.
      The ramp should have no name, unless there is a BGS with additional information other than the road name, restrictions, and transponders.
  • Only if the zone is over 0.5 miles (805 meters) long; Add another set of entrance/exit ramps following the above style to make a V at the end of the transition zone.
    • Add a ramp from the regular lanes flowing into the HOV lane at the end of the transition zone (Prompts user to enter the HOV lane).
    • Add a ramp from the HOV lane at the end of the transition zone, flowing into the regular lanes (Prompts user to exit HOV lane either for upcoming exit or if traffic is faster in regular lanes).
  • 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 If motorcycles are allowed, map the rule by adding them as an allowed restriction. Note that until motorcycle is a supported vehicle type, 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 transponder 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

Follow the general guidance above for Limited enter/exit (transition zone) HOV lanes as applicable:

  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 Map if motorcycles are allowed by adding them as an allowed restriction. Note that until motorcycle is a supported vehicle type, 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 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 transponder 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 Map if motorcycles are allowed by adding them as an allowed restriction. Note that until motorcycle is a supported vehicle type, the motorcycle user should just indicate that they meet the HOV requirement(s).

Entering HOV restrictions

Warning There is a bug the will reverse the Toll free/Allowed/Prohibited restrictions if too many are selected and they are not all aligned A-B or B-A. You can select two segments and the restriction will be properly aligned even if A-B on one and B-A on the other. It is fairly obvious if editing one way segments since the restriction coloration will not show on the segment if the other direction has the restriction. If editing two way segments (i.e. reversible road segments) then it is recommended that each be reviewed so that you don't break the routing.
Note - ALL segments need to have the HOV/HOT/Express restrictions marked. This is required for the HOV algorithm to work. Do not just mark the entrance segment. Follow current guidance for mapping toll segments only where there is a toll booth, toll transponder, or other collection device. If there is any toll free travel then ALL segments need the toll free restriction. The HOV/HOT/Express/Bus/etc will be used for voice prompts in the app soon. It is best to have them all the same; make sure that none is not inadvertently selected since that will adversely affect routing.
Note Restrictions for Toll free/Allowed/Prohibited are treated as AND conditions when comparing the separate lines on the first popup window. Within in a single restriction type on the second popup window, the various restrictions are treated as OR conditions. So saying that private vehicles with HOV-2+ and taxis are allowed will route either type of vehicle IF in the same restriction (on the second popup window). If they are entered as two separate restrictions on the first popup window then nothing will be routed since you have to simultaneously be both a private vehicle with HOV-2+ and a taxi; this is not possible.

If something is an allowed restriction then only that type of condition(s) can pass on the road, all others are considered to be prohibited

Do not use conflicting restrictions - ex all vehicles with Sunpass are allowed but taxis are prohibited. A taxi can have a Sunpass and the algorithm is not set up to have a preference or hierarchy yet, so improper routing can happen.

Enter/exit anywhere HOV

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

  1. Select the applicable road segment(s), see Warning above
  2. Click the Add restrictions button in the sidebar, and receive the first restriction popup.
Restriction first popup.PNG
  1. If no toll is required for the segment, then skip to step 5
  2. If a toll is required for all vehicles including 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),
  3. Click the Add new button at the bottom of the appropriate direction (A>B, B>A, or TWO WAY) on the popup screen.
  4. Second restriction popup screen appears.
    Applies to box.PNG
  5. Select appropriate Left lane/Center lane/Right lane in the Applies to section.
  6. Select HOV in the Applies to section. If locals call the lane one of the other options, then use that HOT/Express/Bus/etc, but one must be used and it should be consistent for the run of the road. May transition to another type if HOV changes to Express
  7. Select appropriate Days HOV restrictions apply
  8. Select appropriate Hours for time-based HOV or leave all day checked for 24-hr HOV lanes
  9. Ensure Every week is selected for normal use; Note Range can be used for planned time shifts between summer/winter or for holiday changes particularly on reversible segments
  10. Driving is _____ for
    Driving is allowed for.PNG
  11. Select allowed for HOV vehicles
  12. Click the  +  on the green add rule banner and a drop down menu will appear
    Requires Pass Veh Type Min Pass.PNG
  13. Select Minimum passengers from the menu
  14. Default HOV allowance of At least 2 passengers appears
    Num passengers dropdown.PNG
  15. If more passengers are required to meet the HOV eligibility, then click the At least 2 passengers and select the appropriate number from a drop down menu that appears (At least 3 passengers or At least 4 passengers)
  16. If a transponder or tag is required to use the HOV for either certifying the appropriate number of people are present or to pay the toll, click the  +  while remaining on the same restriction line and select Requires a pass
  17. Default transponder of Sunpass is added to the restriction line
    Subscription dropdown.PNG
  18. If another transponder is required, then click Sunpass and a drop down menu will appear with available companies, and passes
  19. Select the applicable transponder, pass, or permit
  20. If a particular vehicle type is required to use the HOV lane, then click the  +  while remaining on the same restriction line and select Vehicle type.
  21. Default vehicle type Private is added to the restriction line
    Private HOV 3 EZPass.PNG
  22. If another type is required, then click Private and a drop down menu will appear with available vehicle types
  23. Select the applicable vehicle type
Note only private vehicle and taxi are currently available selections in the app as of November 2017; you can add other allowed vehicle types motorcycles, bus, public transportation, electric vehicle, etc for future compatibility. Waze Staff states that prohibited rules (eg for vehicle types) should not be added as a restriction if they may conflict with an allowed rule until we are notified that the programming is changed to handle such conflicts.
  1. Click the Add button in bottom right corner
  2. Repeat for any additional HOV restrictions required for the segment(s) selected
  3. If the HOV lane is open to all traffic for the rest of day, then no other time restrictions are required (traffic travels in the same direction rest of the day)
  4. If a reversible segment, then
    • Add the appropriate time restrictions for when the original direction is closed
    • Select "prohibited" in Driving is _____ for, and leave "Any vehicle" selected:
      Driving prohibited.PNG
    • Add the appropriate HOV restrictions for the opposite direction as explained above at the end of the Enter/exit anywhere HOV section.
    • Add the appropriate time restrictions for when the opposite direction is closed
    • While entering restrictions, remember there is often a transition time gap between traffic direction reversals to prevent collisions
  5. Click the Save icon on the light blue Waze bar
Note be sure to add the Driving is Prohibited period(s) if a reversible lane does not allow traffic to prevent misrouting.

Limited enter/exit (transition zone) 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 restrictionsAdd 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. Remember toll attribute must not be selected to be able to properly save a toll free TBSR
  15. Select toll free if free for HOV vehicles, restriction's background color should change to blue
    Driving is allowed for toll free.PNG
  16. Select Minimum passengers by clicking the  +  on the blue add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear
    Toll Free initial drop down.PNG
  17. At least 2 passengers is added
    Toll Free Min Pass initial.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
    HOV min passenger drop down.PNG
  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
    HOV Pass Sunpass.PNG
  22. Click the Sunpass area, and a drop down menu will appear with available companies, passes, and permits
    Toll free drop down pasess.PNG
  23. Select the applicable transponder / pass
  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 restriction 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.

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.

Limited enter/exit (transition zone) HOT/Express lane / Separate parallel segment HOT/Express lane / 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 free / toll segments
  1. Mark a road segment with a toll free restriction along the entire path of toll free travel; this is required for it to work properly
  2. Marking a segment as toll free makes the segment act as a toll for all other users (even though toll attribute is not checked)
  3. Do not mark the toll attribute; which would prohibit adding a toll free restriction
  4. If the HOV has to pay a toll then only select the toll attribute on the segments with a toll booth or transponder; other segments are not marked.
Adding HOT/Express lane restrictions
  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 add new button under the direction of the restriction
  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 blue 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 blue 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 add new button under the direction of the restriction
  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. Note ALL vehicles that are Toll free MUST be listed in the Allowed section too. Vehicles that are not listed in the Allowed section will not be routed onto the segment.
  23. Select Requires a pass by clicking the + on the green add restriction banner and a drop down menu will appear
    Requires Pass Veh Type Min Pass.PNG
  24. Select applicable transponder company by clicking the Sunpass and a drop down menu will appear with all available companies
    Subscription dropdown.PNG
  25. Click Add button in bottom right corner
  26. Click Save icon on the light blue waze bar
  27. 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
  28. Make sure one restriction period is added for the segment(s) then add additional restrictions till all appropriate times are added for one direction
  29. Make sure you restrict the applicable vehicle types that are not allowed; example trucks or vehicle pulling a trailer. If selection of a truck vehicle type is allowed as a future feature and there is an allowable restriction for any vehicle with a certain transponder then a truck with that transponder would be routed improperly.
  30. 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.