Welcome to Argonne Carpool Connect
With gas prices soaring, many drivers are considering sharing a ride. Ride sharing or carpooling will not only save money and vehicle wear and tear, but it will also reduce your "carbon footprint," provide more free time during the commute, and, according to studies at the University of California, Irvine, reduce your stress, lower your blood pressure, and increase your mental acuity.
Argonne's Sustainability Program provides employees with Carpool Connect, an easy-to-use application that allows you to create a commute profile, find ride-share matches in your neighborhood or along your route, and track your commuting and see actual money savings and environmental benefits. Carpool Connect also helps you track your van pooling, bicycling, public transportation, and telecommuting habits.
Pace, the suburban division of the Regional Transit Authority, offers the Vanpool Incentive Program, which allows employees who live and work near one another and share similar schedules to form a group that shares a Pace-owned van to commute to and from work each day. Each rider, excluding the driver, pays a low monthly fare based on distance and number of participants. This fare covers all costs of the vanpool including fuel, maintenance, insurance, tolls, roadside assistance, and van washes.
As an additional incentive, Argonne's Sustainability Program has allocated preferred parking spots to carpoolers at some locations onsite and is evaluating additional future locations.
Sustainability & Environmental Program
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