Need more time in your day, money in your pocket? Carpool! |

Need more time in your day, money in your pocket? Carpool!

Cathy TuttleSpecial to the Post Independent

Is it your responsibility to make sure that your children get to school on time? Is the price of driving to work eating a hole in your monthly paycheck? Are you trying to find more time in the day?By sharing a ride with one or more people, you can save money on gas and wear and tear on your vehicle and add more time for other projects. Members of carpools share the expenses and take turns, reducing the amount of usage of vehicles. School carpoolers are able to add more time to their day for other errands by sharing the drop-off and pickup duties for their children. Carpoolers can choose to ride with others as few or as many times per week as desired, giving them the flexibility of driving their own car for pre-arranged meetings or appointments. Carpooling TipsGet the children and parents in the carpool together before the first school carpool pickup. Children are more comfortable if they know the person who will be driving them to school and it is a good time to work out scheduling needs.Punctuality is important! Please make certain that you allow enough time in the morning so children arrive on time for their classes. Drop-offs also need to be staggered to ease the impact on the neighborhood streets.Children should be informed of their assigned carpool drivers. It makes for a smoother afternoon carpool if children are ready to respond when it is time to leave.We recommend that you list the names and phone numbers of all drivers in your carpool on the back of a card.For assistance in setting up carpool programs please call me at 384-6427.Buckle up for safety.Transportation Responsibility & You, One Day at a time!Cathy Tuttle is with the consulting firm of Tuttle Marketing and Communications and is the TRY/TDM manager/consultant for the city of Glenwood Springs. For additional information please call 384-6427 or e-mail to This column appears every Monday to explain how each person in our community can make a difference in our quality of life. Transportation Responsibility & You – one day at a time, one trip at a time!

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