Try and track any of these Wheel Options for at least six commute days during October and you can enter to win a $2500 travel prize package to choose your own adventure! (prize includes a $2000 travel credit and a $500 pre-paid MasterCard Rewards Card). Plus you’ll save your money, have peace-of-mind and you’ll help improve the quality of life in our community… and on our planet!
But wait…there’s more – brand new this year, every extra-adventurous commuter who completes and tracks 12 or more saved/shared commute days will be entered into an additional drawing for a $500 travel prize!
Carpool – Carpooling is one of the most flexible and convenient ways to share the ride. Simply find at least one other person who shares a similar commute with you, determine a driving schedule, develop a few ground rules and you are on your way! Click here for a listing of ridematch services that can help you find a carpool partner.
Vanpool – Why put miles on your personal car, when you can put them on a van provided by your local transit agency? Groups of five or more people (minimum of seven in some areas) split a monthly fare that pays for gas, insurance, maintenance and even 24-hour roadside assistance. There are more public vanpools in Washington State than anywhere in the country! For a list of vanpool providers where you live, click here.
Bus/Rail – Leave the driving to someone else and arrive at work relaxed for a change. Taking the bus, Commuter Rail or Light Rail allows you to catch up on the important aspects of your life that you just can’t do when you drive alone: sleep, read the newspaper, make your grocery list, play solitaire on your laptop.
Bike/Walk – Exercise your commute options and your body! Try riding a bike or walking to work instead of driving alone. It’s an inexpensive way to get to work and you’ll be ready for the streets of New York. Better yet, try biking to work and use one of the above options on your way home; most buses and vanpools in the state are, or can be, equipped with bike racks.
Compressed Schedule – A compressed schedule gives you the benefit of an extra day off by allowing you to finish your usual number of working hours in fewer days per pay period. Work four 10-hour days each week with one day off with a 4/40 schedule, or work 80 hours in nine days with an extra day off every other week.
Telecommute – Pajamas and bunny slippers – while frowned upon as business attire, they are perfectly acceptable to wear while working from home. Telecommuting (or teleworking) is an efficient way to accomplish work without driving into the office. If your company allows it, give it a try during Wheel Options.
Wheel Options are part of the collective solution to reduce traffic congestion on our roadways, air and water pollution in our environment and consumption of oil by our citizens.
For more information, contact your employee transportation coordinator or visit the other pages on this site.