Saturday, December 13, 2014

Remember when

It was not only cool, but noble to carpool? Encouraged by the political authorities in almost every state. As this law from New York puts it;
HOV lanes have been widely implemented in the United States since the 1970's in an effort to better manage highway capacity. If well used, an HOV lane can carry many more passengers than a general purpose land because the average number of occupants per vehicle in the HOV lane is higher. 
Nowadays (now that feelthy capitalists got involved in it) not so much, it seems;
Companies that allow drivers to use personal vehicles to transport riders in New Jersey would have to get a state permit and meet safety requirements under state legislation that’s been advanced by a New Jersey Assembly panel.
The New Jersey Assembly’s Transportation Committee approved legislation Thursday that calls for ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft to get a permit from the Motor Vehicle Commission.
It's okay to be an upright, fossil fuel conservin' long as you're not making any money in the process?

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