I just reviewed the California State Senate's bill updates on the web, and a major change has been made to AB 1500. The original bill was to extend the carpool access for low emission AND hybrid vehicles to 2017. The bill has just been REVISED deleting hybrid vehicles out of the bill. There are now 2 bills in the senate to extend HOV access to 2017, and both of them have deleted hybrids out of the proposals. So, on 1/1/11, my Prius is out of the L.A. carpool lanes. (Damn). I wonder how the natural gas Honda Civic is doing??? They will have to get the range a lot more than 225 miles per tank before I would get one. Oh well. It is FUN while it lasts. I have 93,000 miles on my 2005, and with 19 months left of carpool lane access, I hope I make it!