Carpool lanes

Aerial view looking west over Glendale toward Los Angeles and Burbank at the intersection of 134 Freeway and Interstate 5. (Tim Berger / Staff Photographer / June 3, 2013)

Lone motorists would be able to use car-pool lanes during off-peak hours on some of Los Angeles County’s most congested freeways under legislation approved by the state Assembly.

The measure would allow single-occupant vehicles to use high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes after rush hours on certain stretches of the 134, 210 and other freeways in Los Angeles County deemed appropriate by the Department of Transportation. 

The Assembly voted 72-0 on Thursday to send the bill by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to the state Senate for consideration.

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