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Excuse Me, But Do You Carpool?

Published Feb 5th 2008, 1:35pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

Twopeopledrivingincar We found a video about adult carpools at, where they introduce it by saying: "With gas prices going through the roof, state agencies, private companies, and online sites are hyping the idea of carpools for commuters. And research shows it might be just the ticket for lowering bills and raising employee morale."

It made me remember my own ridesharing experiences, when I had been fortunate enough to enjoy the company of a several well-matched carpools at my last employer. Having a companion in the car made the 45-minute commute pass quickly, and it was nice to sometimes take my own turn as the passenger and savor the scenery without the responsibility of driving. It was great to have a colleague in the car for some pre-arrival gossip or decompression on departure. Plus we were able to reduce the cost of gas and wear and tear on our vehicles, as well.


Statistics show that 10% of Americans carpool. Have you ever taken advantage of an employer-sponsored car- or vanpool? Would you be willing to join a carpool? Please share your experiences and opinions here.

Brandysnewibook Brandy Schaffels
Contributing Editor and Occasional Carpooler

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