Your Friday editorial (“The HOV folly”) was very overdue. Who knows? Maybe in five or 10 years these car-pool lanes will be turned into general-use lanes.
My complaint is about the hours the HOV restriction is in force. Other places — such as Phoenix, Los Angeles and the Bay Area — all restrict access between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. I don’t understand why officials with the Nevada Department of Transportation would set the hours at 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The extra hour is not anywhere near “commute” time, thus the lanes are totally underutilized. And now they propose 24-hour limits. What an absurdity.
How can we get them to change?