Why not al­low only ac­tual car­pool­ers in the car­pool lane?

San Francisco Chronicle - Late Edition (Sunday) - - BAY AREA -

the de­bate over who should get ac­cess to car­pool lanes has been stew­ing for years. Many elec­tric car own­ers and in­dus­try ob­servers say the state needs to pro­vide in­duce­ments if it’s go­ing to get any­where near its goal of get­ting 5 mil­lion zero-emis­sion ve­hi­cles on the roads by 2030.

But other tran­sit ex­perts, in­clud­ing of­fi­cials at the Met­ro­pol­i­tan trans­porta­tion Com­mis­sion, ar­gue that the state is pri­or­i­tiz­ing plug-in driv­ers over old-fash­ioned car­pools, caus­ing con­ges­tion in lanes that are sup­posed to glide.

Rachel Swan is a San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle staff writer. Email: [email protected]­i­cle.com Twit­ter: @rachel­swan

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