First HOV Lane Opens in Stockton

Hey carpoolers! There’s a new perk for those traveling on Interstate 5 with the official opening of San Joaquin County’s first HOV Lanes on Interstate 5.

Stretching both north and southbound through Stockton, these lanes are open during peak morning and afternoon commute times to provide vehicles with two or more occupants a quicker lane to travel in. Carpools, vanpools, and transit are all eligible to take advantage of the HOV lanes from 5-9 a.m. and 3-7 p.m.

Want to hop in the lane, but need a buddy? We can help! Visit our trip planner for a list of potential carpool partners, find a vanpool with an open seat, or get a new carpool started by posting your trip.

Bonus: check out the winning video from our Carpool Karaoke contest!

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