Apps Waze brings its ride-sharing app to Washington state By BMaaS Contributor Posted on March 21, 2018 1 min read SAN RAFAEL, CA - MAY 06: A car drives in the carpool lane on highway 101 on May 6, 2011 in San Rafael, California. The California DMV announced that beginning June 30th, hybrid vehicles displaying the clean air stickers will no longer be allowed to drive in carpool lanes without accompanying passengers. In 2004, AB 2628 created the clean air sticker program which allowed solo drivers in hybrid vehicles to drive in carpool lanes. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) View original post. Waze’s Carpool app, which connects those who need a ride with those willing to give them and charges riders a small fee to cover the drivers’ costs, has so far only been available in California, Texas and Israel. But today, the company announced that Carpool has arrived in Washington state. The expansion comes after a recent update to the app that allowed users to select who they’ll be riding with rather than being matched blindly. Riders and drivers can now make their decisions based on star ratings, profile information and connections to friends or their place of work. Waze also introduced the ability to filter by gender or limit riders to coworkers only. While today’s expansion covers just one state, it’s much more significant than just expanding a few cities at a time. And the wider availability along with the recent changes made to the platform show that Waze is getting pretty serious about bringing Carpool to more people.