minimum average operating speed

(2) Degraded facility.— (A) Definition of minimum average operating speed .— In this paragraph, the term “minimum average operating speed” means— (i) 45 miles per hour, in the case of a HOV facility with a speed limit of 50 miles per hour or greater; and (ii) not more than 10 miles per hour below the speed limit, in the case of a HOV facility with a speed limit of less than 50 miles per hour. (B) Standard for determining degraded facility .— For purposes of paragraph (1), the operation of a HOV facility shall be considered to be degraded if vehicles operating on the facility are failing to maintain a minimum average operating speed 90 percent of the time over a consecutive 180-day period during morning or evening weekday peak hour periods (or both). (C) Management of low emission and energy-efficient vehicles .— In managing the use of HOV lanes by low emission and energy-efficient vehicles that do not meet applicable occupancy requirements, a public authority may increase the percentages described in subsection (f)(3)(B)(i).

Source

23 USC § 166(d)(2)


Scoping language

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