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High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Facilities (3-Day)

PROGRAM AREA: Design and Traffic Operations
Instructor-led Training (ILT)Instructor-led Training (ILT)
Calendar Year
Host Price
3 Days
1.8 Units
$600 Per Participant


CLASS SIZE: Minimum: 20 Maximum: 30


The HOV Facilities training course will provide participants with a general appreciation and understanding of the key policies, technical, and other issues to consider in the planning, design, implementation, management, operation, and marketing of HOV facilities. HOV facilities are a proven and viable operational strategy to help move more people along congested urban and suburban routes. HOV facilities are a strategy to assist public agencies and transportation services providers to address the identified mobility, safety, productivity, environmental, and quality of life needs in metropolitan areas. The technical reference for this course is the NCHRP Report 414: HOV Systems Manual.


Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and discuss the concepts, goals and benefits of HOV facilities.
  • Describe the public involvement and marketing techniques that may be appropriate in the planning, design, or operation of an HOV facility or system.
  • Identify the different types of freeway and arterial HOV facilities, their operational characteristics, and the conditions where they may be successful.
  • Identify the primary stakeholders involved with HOV systems along with the key policies, institutional issues, and interest to integrate into the planning, development, implementation, and operation of HOV facilities.
  • Identify the major types of vehicles expected to use an HOV facility or regional system and the key operational characteristics to consider.
  • Discuss the range of studies, methodologies, tools, and analysis appropriate to use in planning individual HOV facilities or a regional HOV system.
  • Discuss the key roadway, operational, and enforcement issues to consider in the planning, design, and implementation phases of HOV facilities.


Traffic engineers, transportation planners, roadway design engineers, transportation managers/supervisors, transit planners, transit managers/supervisors, and public information specialists who are involved in the planning, design, management, operations, and marketing of an HOV system. Pre-training Competencies: Individuals attending this course should have a basic understanding of traffic engineering or transportation planning principles, along with an appreciation of the elementary concepts of traffic management strategies, traffic flow theory, roadway improvement planning, project design processes, public outreach and marketing.

If you have questions about this NHI training, please contact NHI at or 877.558.6873.


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The National Highway Institute (NHI) has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, NHI has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, NHI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.


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