> HOV lanes are in most of the U.S., mostly useless.
> Let them convert them to regular lanes and watch how
> little things improve.
=v= Things will improve in the short run, though perhaps by
shifting a bottleneck to somewhere else, and the Arnolds of
the world will talk about widening things at that location.
=v= But how is this policy even possible? Every Californian
HOV lane I know of was part of a clean air requirement, in
which widening a freeway could only be permitted if it was
"mitigated" by making it an HOV lane. I suspect this plan
has something to do with the Bush Administration's zealous
nonenforcement of environmental laws.