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|Spanish term or phrase: bus-VAO (question for madrileños)|
|I have this in a text about transport, and have to deal witn it in some way.|
Could someone exoplain exactly what it is and HOW IT DIFFERS from a regular bus in the service it provides, what it costs, the rationale behind it etc?
Or is it simply a name given by a private bus company?
The previous answer is right in that it refers to a lane of traffic, not the bus itself (as far as I know, anyway).
Here are some refs.
Ampliación y mejoras del carril Bus-Vao de la nacional VI, tramo Moncloa/Las
Rozas- (MADRID), El Sistema de Control y Explotación ...
ORDEN MINISTERIAL de 10/5/1995 POR LA QUE SE DEFINEN LOS CONCEPTOS DE «VEHICULO CON ALTA OCUPACION (VAO)» y «CARRIL RESERVADO PARA LA CIRCULACION DE VEHICULOS CON ALTA OCUPACION» Y SE DETERMINAN LAS CONDICIONES DE UTILIZACION DE ESTE ULTIMO. (BOE: 19/5/1995)
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes were introduced to metro Atlanta on December 14, 1994, along an 18-mile section of I-20, east of I-75/85. An additional 60 lane miles opened on 75/85 inside I-285 in 1996.
What are Bus/HOV lanes?
The temporary Bus/High Occupancy Vehicle (Bus/HOV) lanes on I-25 are offered exclusively to buses and motorists who participate in carpooling efforts by traveling with two or more persons in a vehicle and operate during peak drive times.
You'll find lots of others.
Hope it helps. :-)
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|Thanks for all teh info, clarified all. Namely, that the HOV is a class of vehicles that includes buses, coaches, etc|
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Where HOV stands for Highly Occupied Vehicles (it will need a translator's note). In Madrid, it's called Carril Bus-VAO and it's supposed to be a fast way to reach the city from the north (as an alternative to the lanes of the A-6, the Madrid-La Coruña highway) if you travel by bus or in a vehicle with three or more people.
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