Carpooling on the 405
Yesterday was a beautiful day in Los Angeles - the sun was shining, the sky was clear and cars were moving on the 405. While the first two are commonplace here, the third is quite novel. However, thanks to CalTrans and the MTA and the new HOV lane they built on the 405, moving traffic will hopefully become as routine as 75 degree weather.
Yesterday, I took part in the ceremony opening the HOV lane on the 405 between the 105 and the 90. This will reduce congestion on the freeway leading into LAX and will give us back, on average, 5 minutes of our day. While it may not seem like much, it adds up. So grab a friend and see how wonderful the HOV lane can be.