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Today is Carpool Appreciation Day

Transportation, Responsibility & YouSabrina HarrisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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Carpoolers unite! Today is Carpool Appreciation Day. Communities in Motion will be rewarding carpoolers in Aspen and Glenwood Springs from 6:30-9 a.m. for ridesharing.Come see us at our carpool stations and sign up for free carpool matching and enter to win $50 of free gas. The city of Aspen and Glenwood Springs will be giving away two certificates for $50 of free gas every Friday in the month of August. All you have to do is sign up for free carpool matching during the month of August, and you are registered to win.In Glenwood Springs, drive through the Rite Aid parking lot, and if you are carpooling to Aspen, expedite your travel by using the HOV lane and drive to the airport parking kiosk to receive gifts and information to assist in your daily commute.Interested in carpooling? Communities in Motion can match you with other commuters from Rifle to Aspen who are interested in carpooling. 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 you 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, thereby reducing maintenance and fuel costs.The cost of gas is at its all-time high. Sharing a ride with one other person can save you thousands of dollars per year in commute costs. Use your money for the things that matter, not for the gas to be in your car by yourself. And sharing a ride will reduce stress.Carpooling is more flexible than riding the bus. Schedules are set with your carpool partners, and not by the transit providers. You can meet your schedule needs if you carpool.Still not convinced carpooling is for you? The city of Glenwood Springs provides a guaranteed ride home to those who use alternative transportation for commuting. If you have an unplanned event or an emergency, the guaranteed ride home program will pay for your transportation home in time of need. We have thought of everything. There is no excuse why you are not ridesharing today.If you have questions about Carpool Appreciation Day, alternative transportation, Commuter Club or other transportation issues, please call 384-6437, e-mail try@ci.glenwood-springs.co.us or visit http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us and click on Transportation for more information.

Donegan Road closure: The closure started the afternoon of July 30, and will remain closed until the morning of Aug. 3. The city of Glenwood Springs and its contractor for the Donegan reconstruction project will be closing the road to through traffic on Donegan immediately east of its intersection with Soccer Field Road. The reason for the closure is to facilitate the construction of a concrete pedestrian crossing. This is the first of two crossings to be constructed in this phase. The next closure will be following the completion of this one. Once the availability of concrete is known, that closure will be announced. The second pedestrian crossing will be immediately west of the intersection of Stoneridge Court and Donegan Road. The crossings cannot be poured at the same time because the residents of Gamba Drive would have no public outlet. If you have any questions, contact the Engineering Department at 384-6435, and ask for King Lloyd. Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.


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