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The rules for Bay Area carpool lanes may soon be changing

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.