METRO HOV/HOT Lanes to Operate on Holiday Schedule

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Release Date:        Nov. 23, 2015

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The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. Besides operating more than 1,200 buses on a New Bus Network, METRORail's expanded system includes the Red Line (Main Street and Northline), Green Line (East End) and Purple Line (Southeast). METRO’s services also include: STAR VanpoolMETROLiftHOV lanesHOT lanesBikes-on-Buses/Trains program, Park & Ride, and road improvement projects. Learn more about METRO services at where you will also find information about our T.R.I.P. app, Next Bus Arrival texting and the new digital, interactive rider tool METRO 360 [take a seat].  


METRO's HOT/HOV Lane Hours for Thanksgiving Holiday

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, METRO HOV/HOT lanes will operate on the following schedule:

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2015

  • Inbound lanes will open at 5 a.m. and close at 10 a.m. 
  • All lanes will be closed between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.  
  • Outbound lanes will open at 11 a.m. and close at 11 p.m.


  • All lanes will be closed.


  • Inbound lanes will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

SUNDAY, Nov. 29

  • Inbound lanes will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

The Katy-CBD HOV ramp between Taylor/Studemont Street and Franklin Street in Downtown will operate continuously 24/7.

All three Diamond Lanes along US-59 Southwest Freeway (between SH-99 and W. Airport), I-10 Katy Freeway (between Mason Road and SH-6) and US-290 Northwest Freeway (between Barker Cypress and FM-1960) will operate in both directions 24/7 .

More information on METRO's HOV/HOT lanes can be found HERE.