New York hybrid drivers to get a waiver on HOV lane access on March 1 according to the NY Times. I wonder if they'll start regretting it after a few years, as the Virginia HOV access to hybrids program is now under fire for overcrowding.
Hybrid Cars to Get High-Occupancy Waiver - The New York Times
Hybrid Cars to Get High-Occupancy Waiver By DANNY HAKIM Published: February 25, 2006 Certain hybrid-power cars will be allowed to use H.O.V. lanes on the Long Island Expressway starting on March 1, regardless of how few people are in the car.