40,000 More Hybrids Can Use The Carpool Lane

Arnold Schwazenegger has signed two new bills into law, which will extend the lifespan of existing permits for hybrid and electric vehicles to drive in the carpool lane. The so-called "Hybrid Program" will now expire in 2015 as opposed to 2011, which is good news for the environment but bad news for the crowded freeways: The legislation stipulates that 40,000 more permits will be handed out to low-emission, hybrid, and alternative fuel vehicles, so get ready for even more congestion, albeit green, on the 405 at rush hour. (LAist)

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