June 27: This Date in Los Angeles Transportation History

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

El Monte Busway fleet, circa 1973. (Click for more information)

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 employee news digest.