Commuter Connections provides many valuable resources to commuters looking for “A Smarter Way to Work.” Looking to start Teleworking? Check out the Telework Centers to find out what Telework center is most convenient to your home.
A complete list of local commercial Vanpool Service operators can be found here.
Looking for Rideshare information? Check out your jurisdiction’s local Rideshare Program office for the most comprehensive carpool/vanpool information. A local rideshare office helps match people together who are interested in forming a new carpool/vanpool and identify vacancies in existing vanpools. These offices specialize in carpooling/vanpooling in a specific jurisdiction and can provide detailed advice and information to commuters from those jurisdictions.
The Transit Fare Sales Outlets page helps commuters find the most convenient locations to purchase transit passes and fares.
Interested in learning more about Carsharing? Check out the Carsharing page to read up on the basics.
Click on the Regional TMA’s link to access a complete list of Transportation Management Associations in the area. These non-profit, member-controlled organizations provide transportation services in a particular area with the goal of reducing the demand on existing transportation infrastructure.
Also, find a list of other alternative transportation organizations here.
Looking for the best way to get around Downtown DC? Check out the Downtown DC link to view an interactive map of all transportation options (including transit, taxi services, bicycle routes, and carsharing locations) in Downtown.
I moved to the DC-VA area in 2002 from Texas (where giving up a car for transportation is unheard of). After driving from DC to Fredericksburg, VA, I realized how crazy it was to spend several hours in a car by myself everyday. After a few months I found a vanpool that met close to my house. I have been a vanpooler ever since, and now am on my second van with 10 others. There are two vans that meet at the same lot and go directly to my office, and several other vans that park at my office and many that drop people off at the curb. There is no better way to get back and forth to work. In all my working years in major cities in Texas, I never thought I would willingly give up my vehicle. The Guaranteed Ride Home feature is a wonderful benefit offered by Commuter Connections. Thanks for being there to put commuters in touch with others willing to share the load!
A. Stewart Pearlman