How can CalTrans add extra lanes to some of the areas most crowded and sluggish freeways without spending a dime or disrupting traffic further? Simple! Allow people to buy their way into the carpool lanes. Now, instead of 3 blocked lanes, we can have four or five!
Wonder if there'll be room between the Priuses.
At least this unifies my view of carpool-lane-purpose with a former boss's: I said they were to ease congestion by getting cars off the road and he said they were to help improve air quality. Now we both lose!