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    Car pooling

    On several occasions I heard of the so called car pooling Americans resort to to save money spend on their cars. What exactly does this term imply?
    E.g.“ I get here earlier when I drive in the car pool lane”

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    Re: Car pooling

    Lingvo (Americana):

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    автомобильный пул (для поездок на работу)
    Группа автовладельцев-соседей, живущих в пригороде, каждый из которых по очереди возит остальных на работу на своей машине. Эта форма кооперации стала популярной во время нефтяного кризиса 70-х гг. и сохраняется в больших городах и сегодня. Для машин с несколькими пассажирами часто предусмотрен специальный ряд [diamond lane, car pool only] на автостраде

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    Re: Car pooling

    Quote Originally Posted by E-learner
    Lingvo (Americana):

    car pool
    автомобильный пул (для поездок на работу)
    Группа автовладельцев-соседей, живущих в пригороде, каждый из которых по очереди возит остальных на работу на своей машине. Эта форма кооперации стала популярной во время нефтяного кризиса 70-х гг. и сохраняется в больших городах и сегодня. Для машин с несколькими пассажирами часто предусмотрен специальный ряд [diamond lane, car pool only] на автостраде
    ...what he said , also, to pool in this sense means to bring together e.g. pooling resources means everyone in a group contributes money to a common fund.
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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    Re: Car pooling

    Hi Alex!

    In the Washington, DC area we also have a very special type of car pooling. We have a term called "Slug Lines" http://www.slug-lines.com/

    This is a different type of car pooling it is "Instant Carpooling" or "Casual Carpooling" whereby people who want a ride will line up at designated area and drivers go to that location and then the riders (at least 3) will "hop" in a car that is going to where the rider wants to go. It also began in 1970s and is completely free to the rider.

    The benefit to the driver is that they get to use the High Occupancy Traffic (HOT) or High Occupancy Vehicles (HOV) lanes which usually have less traffic in them so they get to work and home faster.

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