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Pollution Rules Affect Commuting in Southern California
A South Coast Air Quality Management District regulation requires
large companies to reduce worker's use of cars. "They're making
progress," though slowly, a district spokeswoman says. 20th
Century Industries, an insurance firm, offered carrots like good
parking spaces, but that had little effect. So the company tried
the stick: $30-a-month parking charges; "almost overnight," 200
car pools formed.
Atlantic Richfield offered employees $100 a month to take buses
to work, and was "overwhelmed" by new bus riders. Los Angeles
will subsidize up to 1,000 new van pools; Mayor Bradley also
proposes giving employers a discount on ridesharing taxi service
they purchase for the workers and requiring them to match parking
subsidies paid to workers with transit aid.
This was excerpted from the 15 January 1991 edition of the
Wall Street Journal
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