June 27

2000:  The California State Assembly restores the three-person minimum for the El Monte Busway carpool lane.

In passing Assembly Bill 769 (Margett), lawmakers acted to end a Caltrans experiment that permitted two-person carpools on the Busway.

Drivers had complained that the experiment had led to overcrowding in the diamond lane, a slowdown in traffic and a per-hour falloff in the actual in the number of people woh transited the Busway during rush periods.

AB 769 takes effect on July 24, 2000.  More information can be found in the June 27, 2000 issue of MyMetro, the LACMTA online employee news digest.