In a June 28, 2011 photo, a Toyota Prius hybrid auto bearing a California DMV decal on its left front bumper are seen in carpool lanes on Interstate 405 in Los Angeles.  The program that allowed single occupants of hybrids to use carpool lanes expires at the end of June. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) A startup that matches riders with drivers for paid and pre-scheduled carpooling, Scoop, has inked a deal with two big towns in the increasingly congested commuter hubs in the San Francisco Bay Area, Foster City and San Mateo. With this deal, each city is subsidizing carpoolers’ rides so that passengers only have to pay $2 each way, and will ostensibly refrain from driving solo or… Read More

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