Hybrid drivers who’ve been allowed to drive in HOV lanes are on a month-to-month extension, according to the Denver Post:
Federal transportation law allowed for the hybrid-in-HOV option, but that law expired on September 30. After Congress passed a one-month extension of the law, CDOT notified hybrid owners that permission to use HOV lanes as solo drivers had been extended through the end of this month.
To allow hybrid drivers similar access to HOV lanes after this month, “Congress will need to act again on another extension or new bill,” CDOT said in a recent email to hybrid permit owners.
Of course, if you’re carpooling in a hybrid, you’re definitely fine.
And if you carpool on a bike, you’re awesome. Tandems for everybody!