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Traffic is legendary in the D.C. area...and things appear to be getting worse.
Jonathan Wilson
Traffic is legendary in the D.C. area...and things appear to be getting worse.

Traffic is legendary in the D.C. area...and things appear to be getting worse.

Those who study these things say the problem won't have one simple solution -- but this week regional transportation planners will try something a bit different: paying local commuters to start carpooling.

Jonathan Wilson has the details of the new area program...

D.C. is hardly the first metropolitan area to try paying people to carpool. In fact, the Pool Rewards program is closely modeled on an incentive system Atlanta has been using for years.

Matt Bush has more on how that program has been working -- and how what D.C.'s doing is different...

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