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L.A.-area carpool lanes may be opened to everyone during off-peak hours

L.A.-area carpool lanes may be opened to everyone during off-peak hours

The state Senate sent the governor separate bills on Thursday — one that would allow all motorists to use carpool lanes on some Los Angeles County freeways during off-peak hours, and another that would increase penalties for sex offenders who remove court-ordered GPS tracking devices. The carpool lane measure was proposed as a way to reduce the frustrating congestion that plagues L.A. freeways even after the daily commutes. The measure would open access to cars with single riders in high-occupancy vehicle lanes during off-peak travel hours on the 134 Freeway from North Hollywood to Pasadena, and on the 210 Freeway from Pasadena to Glendora, as well as allowing the state...

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