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Benefits of Carpooling
Save money, and reduce wear on your personal vehicle
Use the Cost to Commute Calculator to determine your current cost of commuting. See the American Automobile Association's (AAA) publication Your Driving Costs or the federal government's fuel cost calculator at www.fueleconomy.gov for savings estimates.
Lower your stress
Begin and end your day reading or relaxing, rather than driving through traffic jams or delays.
Benefit from flexibility
Carpool every day, or just once or twice a week. Your contribution will make a difference without the hassles of a long-term commitment or a binding contract.
Start new personal and professional relationships.
You can organize your own carpool or vanpool, or have your local rideshare office match your group by computer. If you're worried about compatible personalities, try ridesharing on a trial basis.
Reduce traffic congestion.
Live a longer, healthier life by enjoying cleaner air.
The more people who choose alternative transportation, the fewer emissions in the air we breathe.