I am becoming very confused and am sure there are a lot of other people that drive the Costa Mesa Freeway on a daily basis that are also confused over the new "car-pool lane" as to what it is accomplishing for the betterment of all that drive that freeway.
One never knows what to expect as to the traffic flow. I enter the freeway about the same time each weekday morning. Driving the 12-mile stretch some mornings takes me 15 to 18 minutes. Other days, more often than not, it is back to the old three-lane traffic days, taking from 45 minutes to over an hour.