I will be travelling frequently from the Bay Area to La Jolla, and am trying to figure out the best way to deal with SoCal traffic. I just learnt of a 70-mile carpool lane on the 405 - New carpool lane on northbound 405 finally opens todayLos Angeles Times - from southern Orange County to the San Fernando Valley. Has anyone had any experience with this carpool lane? Does it save significant time driving through LA and OC? Thanks in advance.