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n. also car pool
1. An arrangement whereby several participants or their children travel together in one vehicle, the participants sharing the costs and often taking turns as the driver.
2. A group, as of commuters or parents, participating in a carpool.
v. also car-pool car·pooled, car·pool·ing, car·pools
To travel in a carpool.
To transport by means of a carpool: carpool the children to school.

car′pool′er n.


vb, n
another term for carshare
ˈcarˌpooling n



n. Also, car′ pool`.
1. an arrangement among automobile owners by which each in turn drives the others to and from a designated place.
2. those included in such an arrangement.
3. Also, car′-pool`. to form or participate in a carpool.
car′pool`er, n.


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Dubai: In a bid to promote car-pooling among residents to and from their workplaces and thus ease traffic congestion, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a new smart app, Sharekni, that allows people to conveniently apply for the relevant permits, search for others commuting along the same route, and also displays drivers and passengers on a map.
Experts say the rise of smartphones and social networking has helped to boost car-pooling among the nation's motorists.
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He said: "In other countries high-occupancy lanes encourage more car-pooling.
Certainly in Los Angeles we've made a big investment in HOV lanes, but we can't really measure much of any improvement in car-pooling or in congestion reduction.
Abu Dhabi/Dubai: Now that car-pooling has become legal in Dubai, residents who do not own cars, feel more comfortable hitching a ride with co-workers and friends rather than using public transport.
The three-person rule, it has been said, along with a good bus system as a backup, provides the critical mass needed to keep this spontaneous car-pooling system going.
While ambitious car-pooling programs, many miles of new car-pool lanes, rapid bus lines, and completion of the Red Line subway into the San Fernando Valley reduced the percentage of L.
According to Rideshare, the average commuter who drives a vehicle that gets 25 miles per gallon can save $1,689 per year by car-pooling regularly with just one other person.
If the car-pooling and congestion experience elsewhere (as with New Jersey's Interstate 80) is a guide, we will also end up abandoning even many of these supposed successes as expensive failures.
Antelope Valley commuters head off to too many different locations to make car-pooling an effective congestion solution.