California Highway Patrol officers who pulled over a man driving with only his dog in the carpool lane Tuesday evening on U.S. Highway 101 in Santa Rosa arrested the man after he failed a sobriety test, CHP officials said.
The bill was modeled after local ordinances already adopted in San Francisco, Berkeley and Richmond mandating that employers either subsidize workers’ carpool or public transit expenses, or provide bus service or other free transportation to work.
Census data show that participation in carpooling in California has declined over the past 30 years despite hundreds of millions of dollars spent on programs to increase the practice.
Bay Area hybrid drivers may be in for a surprise during their back-to-work commute, now that their gold carpool lane access stickers have expired.
Come July 1, drivers can no longer zip solo in a California carpool lane simply by displaying the telltale yellow “clean air vehicle” on their car’s rear bumper.
Plenty of commuters are changing their driving habits because of the new, higher toll to cross the span into San Francisco.
The KCBS and Chronicle insider weighs in on the just-opened “express lane,” which allows solo drivers to pay for privileges on a stretch of a Bay Area carpool lane. Is this the wave of the future?
Thousands of East Bay commuters who drive the Sunol Grade on Interstate 680 will see a Northern California first in September, as solo drivers will get to use the carpool lane, for a price.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ California’s carpool lanes would welcome a wider variety of low-emission vehicles under a bill heading to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s desk.