Is it true that there’s a single-occupancy-vehicle restriction in place from 6:00 to 10:00 AM for NYC-bound traffic? At what times is it actually being enforced? What do they do if they catch you - turn you back, or give you a ticket?
*Originally posted by
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey *
Weekday mornings (Monday through Friday) from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and continuing until further notice, passenger cars using the New York-bound Holland Tunnel must have a minimum of two people in order to enter Manhattan. This single occupancy vehicle restriction does not apply to the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge or the Outerbridge Crossing.
See there for details and exceptions. It doesn’t say what happens if they catch you, or at least I couldn’t find it.
Courtesy of your friend, Google:
The Port Authority of NY & NJ’s website:
TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS AT HOLLAND TUNNEL
The Single Occupancy Auto (SOA) ban, which requires passenger vehicles to carry two or more people weekday mornings between 6 am and 10 am at the New York-bound Holland Tunnel, REMAINS IN EFFECT until further notice. SOAs attempting to use the New York-bound Holland Tunnel during the hours the SOA ban is in effect will be turned away from the facility.
Commercial vehicles and trucks in classes 1, 2 and 3 (small two and three-axle trucks) are permitted to travel in the New York-bound direction at all times.
The ban on larger New York-bound commercial vehicles and trucks in classes 4, 5 and 6 (four, five and six-axle trucks) remains in effect until further notice.
The New Jersey-bound ban on ALL commercial traffic remains in effect.
Besides being turned away, there is all the bad carma build up as other drivers watch you[sup]
[/sup]get turned around, adding to the commuting nightmare.[/sup]The editorial you, not you,
Arrrgh… one minute’s preview time! Note the section I quoted above:
You win, Rhythmdvl. Good call. I was first, but you had the answer.