A measure to allow more vehicles in
Even as the bill awaits the governor's signature, the debate rages on. Many motorists who carpool are unhappy with the additional vehicles in the HOV lanes. A Caltrans study reports mixed results with the program. Congestion increased on some lanes but overall traffic flow improved.
However, opponents say that when the HOV lanes slow down, motorists are discouraged from carpooling and they don't want any added congestion.