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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote n/a Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jul 2008 at 3:07pm
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Originally posted by NoSUV

Imagine how much better it would be if instead of a van it were a bus!

raymond - YOU should take the bus!

leatherneck - it's NOT about the mileage. That's just an added benefit. There is NO exemption for HOV based on mileage. Per the Post article previously quoted, you need to be HOV-15 to keep up with a hybrid in that area. Add a few more seats to that van of yours.

The lane hogs I see are usually SUVs.



I agree, its not about the mileage.

HOV commuting is about the increased MPG per commuter, the reduced pollution, the reduced traffic congestion, the reduced dependency on foriegn oil, the reduced commute time, the reduced maintainence expenses on the vehicles that do not make the trip up I95, the reduced depreciation on vehicles that are parked while their drivers HOV, and on and on. Its about doing something that is smart because it is smart, and not just because you get a government entitlement for it. Its about thinking of unique ways to do many smart things with benefits beyond your own pocketbook, NoSUV, without spending big $$ on buying into the latest fashionable trend.

You are correct, "There is NO exemption for HOV based on mileage..." and that's not the point. The point is there are many ways to reduce the negative impact of our lifestyle. Carpooling is a smart choice. Spending big money on the latest fad that may help you sleep well at night, but does little to promote smart choices, well, its not smart.

Until you fill up those empty seats, NoSUV, you have not done what you know you should do. Feeling a little guilty? Come on, you know you want to! Your conscience is telling you the same thing, just listen, "carpool! carpool!" it says. "Pick up some slugs!" it says. Whispering in your ear as you drive past the commuter lot, its says, "pull over and let 'em in, try it, its easy, its smart!" Just listen to your conscience!
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raymond - if you REALLY mean what you post, you would be taking the bus or another means of mass transit.

Or are you a hypocrit?
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Originally posted by NoSUV

raymond - if you REALLY mean what you post, you would be taking the bus or another means of mass transit.

Or are you a hypocrit?



Could you mean a hypocritE?

NoSUV, if you were really such a bleeding heart supporter of pubilc transit, you'd live up in Arlington and take the bus everywhere, rather than live down 95 and own a car - yes, even a hybrid one.
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