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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.
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vb, n
another term for carshare
ˈcarˌpooling n
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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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(= people)Fahrgemeinschaft f
(= vehicles)Fuhrpark m
vieine Fahrgemeinschaft bilden (with mit)
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'The public is advised to use public transportation such as the light rail transit (LRT) to the stadium as parking is limited maybe try car pooling to prevent traffic congestion.
Car pooling leads to cheaper fares, and lets drivers take advantage of high-occupancy vehicle lanes on highways or discounted tolls where available.
CAR POOLING: As part of the solution to the terribletraffic jams on the Thika Superhighway, Emily Chepkorir proposes that motorists should, as a short-term measure, get together and start a car pooling campaign to reduce the number of vehicles on the road at any time "as we are really suffering nowadays".
To avoid traffic congestion during peak hours, the ROP should allow car pooling to get to work.
This is a time for private car owners who are going to be affected by this new odd-even traffic scheme to make a great sacrifice; this is also an opportune time to go into 'car pooling' to save on fuel consumption.
However, the government has not been able to arrive at a solution to the problem of cars returning after dropping school children or heading towards the schools in the afternoon hours to pick them up, and suggested car pooling. As Monday is the first full working day of the odd-even scheme, the government will not tolerate arbitrariness by any app-based taxi operator causing hardship to commuters.
There are many dangers and risks involved in car pooling too.
Al Tayer said that the car pooling service, which was launched by the RTA in July 2008, had witnessed a steady growth in the number of registered users, growing by as much as 16 per cent in 2014. has all the information on car pooling and public transport timetables.
Warning the public against using illegal car lift services, he said car pooling is legal only when it is registered with the RTA's online Sharekni service and no money is exchanged.
Stockholm Public Transport estimated about 100,000 commuters in the greater Stockholm region were affected and advised them to consider walking, cycling or car pooling.