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Temporary HOV lanes open to 2 or more occupants on Tuesday

Vehicles crawl past the nearly empty Pan Am high-occupancy vehicle lanes as morning rush hour traffic crawls in Toronto on Monday, June 29, 2015.
Toronto's temporary high occupancy lanes will be open to two or more occupants starting on Tuesday. Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Toronto’s temporary high occupancy lanes will be open to two or more occupants starting on Tuesday.

Drivers will no longer need three or more people in a vehicle to use the HOV lanes.

The temporary HOV lanes continue to operate from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. but the two or more occupancy rule will apply between July 28 to Aug. 18.

The lanes have been put in place for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games to transport athletes, media, technical officials, as well as for emergency vehicles, public transit and licensed taxis.

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