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Gov. Jerry Brown has put the brakes on a San Francisco Democratic lawmaker's effort to ease the "wrong way" morning commute between the Bay Area and Sacramento.

The Democratic governor vetoed Assembly Bill 2200 by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, his office announced today.

Ma's measure would have lifted restrictions for the eastbound carpool lane on Interstate 80 from the Bay Bridge to the Carquinez Bridge during the morning commute, giving Bay Area-to-Sacramento drivers an extra lane to help ease the trip.

But Brown, who likely has made similar trips from his Oakland Hills home to the Capitol on some weekdays, was having none of it.

"Encouraging carpooling is important to reduce pollution and make more efficient use of our highways," he wrote in his veto message. "This bill goes in a wrong direction."


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