Quite the opposite; teaming up with someone else gives you access to time-saving carpool lanes. On average, Southland commuters using carpool lanes shave 36 minutes a day from the drive... a full 1/3 of their total commute time. That more than makes up for the few minutes it might take to meet with your fellow passengers. The farther your commute, the more time you’ll save. And, to get an idea of the money savings you may experience, use the Commute Cost Calculator.