Everything you need to know about California’s new carpool-lane sticker program.
Everything you need to know about California’s new carpool lane decals
Drivers of plug-in vehicles who freely coast through California’s carpool lanes may get a shock in January, when regulators roll out new rules — and new stickers for cars that qualify.
The change is part of a years-long strategy to clear out traffic in the lanes, so that they move faster for traditional carpools, mass transit and eligible clean-air vehicles. And it’s the latest complication in a system that’s burdened by competing goals — from encouraging more people to buy efficient cars, to extending the freebie to lower-income drivers, to creating a resale market for used plug-ins.
Confused yet? Below, we answer questions you may have about the clean-air sticker program. To read this article online, go to