As traffic around Northern California continues to get worse, officials remain on the hunt for solutions. One proposed fix would be requiring vehicles using the HOV lane to carry 3 people, as opposed to 2.
An East Bay Times report explains:
The problem, says Caltrans, is that nearly two-thirds of the Bay Area’s carpool lanes are moving too slowly to meet the federal requirements. And Caltrans is legally obligated to create a plan for improvement or the run the risk of losing federal highway dollars.