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A cheaper alternative to going it alone

Melissa Laeser
Glenwood Springs Transportation Manager

Driving alone to work can be boring, lonely and expensive. Carpooling to your destination can bring enjoyment, good conversation and save you money!

Carpooling can save one-half of your commuting costs.

The majority of workers in the Roaring Fork Valley have long commutes and are wasting money by driving alone.

Find a carpool partner and save big by splitting costs. One less car on the road means less pollution, which is good for your health and our environment. You also put fewer miles on your car, reducing maintenance and fuel costs.

To start the carpool ball rolling, call the Glenwood Springs Transportation Demand Management Department at 384-6437 or e-mail try@ci.glenwood-springs.co.us for a free, computerized match list.

Your list will have the names and phone numbers of people who live by you, work by you, and have a similar schedule.

Next, call the people you think are the most likely candidates for a carpooling group. You might meet over coffee or a lunch break to work out the details.

Each carpool is as individual as its carpoolers. You decide how you want your group to operate. If you don’t have a car, we can find a driver or carpool group that will let you chip in your share of gas and maintenance costs in exchange for a ride.

With GAPP (Grand Avenue Paving Project) scheduled for this summer, you should start thinking about all of your commuting options and help take cars off the road. It will make your commute faster if you share a ride and carpool.

Construction Updates

Valley View Hospital is starting construction of new curb and gutter on the 1800 and 1900 blocks of Blake. Depending on the weather, work could last until Feb. 27.

Traffic may be one lane for short periods during the day. The sidewalks will remain open to foot traffic.

The southbound Ride Glenwood Springs bus stop will shift to in front of the daycare center during construction.

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