Why does State Highway 82 have HOV lanes?

In 1987, the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process began for the section of highway between Basalt and Buttermilk. An EIS is required for most highway projects in order to determine the best transportation solutions and what is best for the environment. Because of the decisions in the study, peak-hour HOV lanes became a part of the SH82 widening plan. HOV lanes encourage carpooling and riding the bus, which helps improve our air quality. 

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1. How do I know where HOV lanes are located?
2. Are HOV lane restrictions enforced 24 hours a day?
3. What is considered to be a High Occupancy Vehicle?
4. Why does State Highway 82 have HOV lanes?