Cars and Carpooling

Carpooling or Ridesharing means two or more persons traveling together in an automobile. Ridesharing benefits include fuel cost savings, wear and tear on roads, reducing traffic congestion, HOV lane access, overall expense saving by minimized driving, reduced pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Finding someone to carpool with is easy because employees of a single company often live near each other. Neighbors may work at different companies located a short distance apart and similar work hours. Ridesharing services enable commuters to find other individuals who share similar commute routes and work hours. Essentially these cars, carpooling, and vanpooling are very flexible and participants can make up their own rules and schedule to accommodate their needs.

Leaving your car is easy with Park and Ride Lots available throughout the county.  If this is new to you and but you are willing to try one day a week, consider: Rideshare Tuesday.  Rideshare Tuesday is a new effort in the Washington metropolitan region to encourage carpooling once a week, every Tuesday! Try it and make it a regular part of your routine.