First Day of Carpool Lane a Success, According to Transportation Ministry
On Friday, Israel’s Ministry of Transportation inaugurated high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in two Israeli highways
Lior Gutman | 16:30 07.10.2019
Israel’s Ministry of Transportation has deemed its new carpooling lanes a success following a weekend of operation. On Friday, the ministry inaugurated high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in two Israeli highways: Highway 20, also known as Ayalon Highway, and Highway 2, which stretches along the coast from Tel Aviv to the northern city of Haifa. The new lanes are available to all vehicles with more than one passenger. On Sunday, the transportation ministry announced the HOV lane on Highway 2 has led to a 10-15 minutes reduction of time spent in traffic to drivers heading towards Tel Aviv.