Reasons to try an alternative commute

  • Reduce time spent in traffic or spend less on maintaining a vehicle.
  • The cost of an insurance premium may lower if the company is aware you don’t commute to work via car.
  • Create a positive impact on the community by reducing traffic and the planet by reducing your carbon footprint.
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Walk/Bike

  • Most cost-effective and environmentally conscious ways to commute.
  • Great forms of exercise. You can gain energy and feel more productive at work.
  • Afterwards, you'll arrive home feeling refreshed and stress-free.
  • In many cases, you can avoid traffic all together!
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Transit

  • A stress-free commute. Many buses are now equipped with Wi-Fi, allowing riders to work online or stream entertainment on the go. Riders can also read, chat, or sleep if time allows.
  • Save money on gas and car maintenance.
  • Reduces carbon emissions.
  • Reduces commute time by use of the HOV tolled lanes.
  • Riding the bus can be safer than traveling by car.
  • Get exercise by walking or riding a bike to a bus stop.
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Vanpool

  • One of the cheaper options available. Monthly fares are often lower than the bus!
  • Reduces commute time and stress by use of the HOV tolled lanes.
  • Lessens harmful carbon emissions from driving. Each new person in a Vanpool means another car off the road.
  • Riders can become better associated with co-workers and other riders through carpooling.
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Carpool

  • Allows for a more flexible schedule. It can be determined by the those in the carpool and can be adjusted based on everyone’s needs.
  • Cut commute expenses in half or more!
  • Reduces commute time by use of the HOV tolled lanes.
  • Start and end your day with a dose of social interaction. Enjoy a conversation, listen to music or even enjoy shared silence during your commute.
  • Many employers have designated parking spaces available for carpools.
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Telecommute/Compressed Work Week

Telecommuting, or teleworking, is working from home instead of traveling to work in an office. Telecommuting is coordinated directly with employers. The amount of time spent telecommuting can vary from a day to a few days a week. It all depends on the policy of the company

Compressed Work Week (CWW) can allow an employee to work a part-time or full-time position, but in a shorter period than a typical five-day work week. This schedule can look very different depending on what is agreed upon by the employee and employers. Here are some sample CWW schedules:

  • Four Day/Forty Hours – Employees work ten-hour days on a four-day work week.
  • Nine Day/Eighty Hours – Employees work nine-hour days and take one day off biweekly.

Benefits

    • Reduced commute time, stress and cost.
    • Increased flexibility in coordinating work and family activities. You may work during the time of day when you are most productive.
    • Increased job satisfaction.
    • Improved quality of life.

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