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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.


(= people)Fahrgemeinschaft f
(= vehicles)Fuhrpark m
vieine Fahrgemeinschaft bilden (with mit)
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The $328-million West County Connectors project will directly connect car-pool lanes on the 405, 605, and the 22 freeway.
12 on the northbound 405 Freeway car-pool lane through the Sepulveda Pass, and will last about two months, Metro officials said Monday.
The Conservative said anyone could join in, adding: "You can car-pool even if you don't have a vehicle yourself.
The technology we're using is analogous to car-pool lanes on a freeway," said Randy Thorburn, vice president of PLATINUM's Advanced Software Concepts Laboratory, where the NetArchive products are developed.
In the latest example, the San Fernando Valley may lose the long-awaited car-pool lane on the northbound San Diego Freeway.
I did not know that it used to be illegal to car-pool but now that I know it is allowed by the authorities, I will most likely car-pool with my friends.
SYLMAR -- Transportation officials broke ground Monday on a project that will directly connect the car-pool lanes on the Golden State and Antelope Valley freeways.
These cities are converting existing high-occupancy vehicle lanes (HOV) to high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes and building new toll lanes on freeways that don't have car-pool lanes so they can establish networks of HOT lanes.
Grappling with increasingly crowded Southland freeways, the Metro board Thursday said it will seek to convert some of Los Angeles County's most popular car-pool lanes to toll roads.
For now, hybrid cars can keep zooming along in California's car-pool lanes.
To keep traffic moving on Orange County freeways, officials there propose opening car-pool lanes to all drivers during nonrush-hour travel times and want the plan to expand statewide.
Within the next five years, construction will start on widening highways and building five car-pool lanes and some new freeway ramps, California Department of Transportation officials said during a meeting to preview upcoming projects.