Aspen and Glenwood team up to promote carpooling
Are you driving to work alone? If so, you join a majority of workers in the Roaring Fork Valley who have long commutes and are wasting money by driving alone. The cities of Glenwood Springs and Aspen have a solution. Try carpooling! Carpooling is the simplest and most common “ride sharing” arrangement. It reduces the total number of commute trips made because each passenger, in addition to the driver, represents one less vehicle trip. Neighbors may work for different companies only a short distance apart, and employees often live near each other.Advantages of carpooling:– Less stress commuting to and from work– Financial savings due to sharing commuting costs– Reduces the need for parking– Increases free time for riders– If an HOV lane is available, trips may take less time– Reduces pollution due to emissionsThe cities of Glenwood Springs and Aspen urge you to join our Carpool Matching program. Together we offer free Carpool Matching to employees who work in Aspen or Glenwood Springs or if you travel through either city on a daily commute. We’ll check our database to find a carpool partner who lives and works near you and who shares the same approximate work hours.Join today and save big by splitting the costs. One less car on the road means less pollution, which is good for your health and our environment. Fewer miles are put on your car, therefore reducing maintenance and fuel costs.For more information on carpooling, visit Glenwood’s Web site (www.ci.glenwood-springs. co.us) and go to the transportation pages, or call 384-6437. For Aspen carpooling, visit http://www.aspenpitkin.com or call 920-5038. Construction UpdatesThe Eighth and Midland intersection is now open to traffic. A three-way stop will be in place until installation of the traffic signal is complete. Ongoing work may require periodic closure of one or more lanes, but traffic flow is expected to be maintained with only short delays. Work remaining to be completed includes the traffic signal, permanent striping and signing, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping.Construction will continue at the Exit 114 roundabouts, which may require periodic closure of one or more lanes. Much of the concrete paving has been completed, and traffic is now using the roundabouts. Striping has been installed. Constructing the median islands and installing permanent signing, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping of the roundabouts is continuing. Please continue to exercise care driving through these construction zones. Sabrina Harris is the transportation manager for Glenwood Springs. For updates on these construction projects and maps of the construction areas, visit http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us and click on the “Construction Alerts” link.Sabrina Harris is the transportation manager for Glenwood Springs.
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