Baby, You Can Drive My Car. And So Can He

How 60 commuters share 12 cars to beat traffic, reduce pollution and save money

8:25 A.M. The silver Honda Civic leaves Kevin Greenlee's house and tools across Pleasanton, a fast-growing town 30 miles east of San Francisco. We're headed for the local Bay Area Rapid Transit station, where Greenlee, 41, an investments manager, will park the car for the day. It will not be waiting for him when he returns. While he rides a San Francisco-bound commuter train, someone else will get in the car and drive away. After that, five more people will get behind the wheel and put close to 100 miles on the Honda. Greenlee doesn't mind. "I just need a car,"...

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