Carpool Lanes

Single occupant electric vehicles retained access to carpool lanes in California, while hybrid owners lost it on July 1st.
Sep 15, 2011   Los Angeles Times: Environment
In Sept. 2005, eligible hybrid vehicles could use CA carpool lanes with only one occupant as an incentive to purchase them. The expiration date was extended by legislation twice, but DMV assures the 85,000 yellow decal owners it ends July 1.
Jun 3, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle
The addition of a 10-mile carpool lane to one of Los Angeles' busiest freeways is creating a huge stress on the region's transportation system.
Aug 17, 2010   The New York Times
What do you get when you designate a carpool lane on a toll road for hybrids and carpoolers? A 'green' lane, say Illinois planners. However, they still pay the toll. Now add a "HOT lane overlay" to it - solo drivers can use it for a 'premium'.
Oct 17, 2008   Chicago Sun-Times
Commuters in Sydney, Australia are risking fines rather than waiting in traffic. Along one stretch of highway, over 1000 cheaters were documented in just one hour.
Oct 6, 2008   The Daily Telegraph