Give up your second vehicle. Years ago, it was uncommon to have two or more vehicles per household. In some cities, it is uncommon to only have one vehicle, but you will save gas if you can embrace it. If you combine the cost of licensing, insuring, maintaining, and buying gasoline, it costs thousan...
Continuing to build momentum, the pilot-project between the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) through SBESC, and L.A. Metro has passed its one-year mark. The program outreaches to cities, multi-tenant buildings, business parks, and major employers about the benefits of vanpooling. As a result numerous vanpool formation and information meetings have been held in business parks and local employers throughout the South Bay, with the most recent vanpool forming at Northrop Grumman in Carson.
Metro's on-going monthly subsidy of up to $400 is the key selling point, providing a financial incentive in this current economic recession. By vanpooling to work, not only can commuters reduce the stress of fighting traffic every day, but they can save thousands of dollars a year on car maintenance, wear and tear, and gasoline. Vanpoolers not only bypass the gas pump-they can also cruise past traffic in time-saving carpool lanes where, on average, commuters save 36 minutes a day.
SBESC and Metro staff are ready and available to hold information meetings at cities, employers, and business parks in the South Bay. They will help coordinate the meetings and will work directly with employees that are interested in vanpooling.
If you or a company, multi-tenant building, business park, or city you know of is interested in learning more about this program, contact Melissa Hébert at SBESC at 310.371.7222, or via e-mail at email@example.com. For more information about Metro's Vanpool Program, please visit http://www.metro.net/around/vanpool/.