Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the Bill 405
Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the bill (Bill 405, the irony of that name does not escape me), that would have allowed lone motorists to use carpool lanes on portions of the 134 and 210 freeways during non-peak hours.
I can’t believe it! Why would he veto this bill? This makes absolutely no sense to me. Why does Jerry Brown care if Angelenos drive in car pool lanes at night and on weekends? It wasn’t going to be a drastic change, just portions on two, the Ventura Freeway and the Foothill Freeway.
I’d like to try it out. The people I’ve spoken with that live in San Francisco like it. Why can Frisco have the option and Los Angeles can not? Car pool lanes can be turned into toll lanes without a hitch, but not this? Hmmm any connection?
Do you have any idea why this would be? Leave a comment, I would love to be able to wrap my head around this one.
Brown did say yes to allowing owners of electric cars and other low-emission vehicles to continue use of California’s carpool lanes for four more years under a bill signed last weekend by Brown. I don’t begrudge that decision. In my humble opinion it’s a good idea to cut down on air pollution and encourage conservation of our resources. If being allowed to drive in the car pool lane helps commuters to do that, I’m all for it. It helps to relieve congestion in the other lanes too. What I don’t understand, is his decision about HOV lanes in Los Angeles.
Maybe the Governor should drive in Los Angeles more often.