Posts Tagged "carpooling"

Have you seen Cash Cab on the Discovery Channel? It’s a simple concept – a hurried New Yorker hops into a taxi cab only to find out it’s a Cash Cab! They answer questions for money as they approach their destination, and have to leave with their winnings when they give an incorrect answer. KOFY-TV […]

How have the July 2010 tolls affected casual carpool on the Bay Bridge?

Think your commute is a drag? If you’re traveling solo, ridesharing just might make your morning. As three Contra Costa County employees discovered, carpooling isn’t just for saving money, breezing through traffic, and reducing CO2 emissions–it can also be a great way to form meaningful friendships. In late 2007, the story began when two commuters […]

Along with the holidays comes some good news for commuters who take transit and carpool or vanpool. As we tweeted a couple of weeks ago, the mass transit tax for commuters was about to expire this year. In 2009, a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) increased the tax benefit from $120 per […]

The July 1st toll changes on all state-owned Bay Area bridges will affect almost all motorists, including carpoolers and motorcyclists. Find out how your commute will be affected by reading our FAQ. If you have a question that isn’t answered, please leave a comment below. 1. What are the new tolls for regular/single commuters during […]

Upcoming Events & Meetings May 31, 2010: Memorial Day – Transit agency schedules on Memorial Day Holiday Friday May 28 – Tuesday May 31, 2010: Track closures between Walnut Creek & Pleasant Hill BART stations Friday June 4, Saturday June 5: Treat Boulevard to close at night for Iron Horse Trail bridge installation Local News (Contra […]

How has the construction affected traffic around the Caldecott Tunnel? Is it about the same as before? Have you noticed more carpooling? Please leave a comment below.

Upcoming Events & Meetings Thursday May 13, 2010 – Bike to Work Day Thursday May 13, 2010 – Evening on the Trails For more events, visit https://511contracosta.org/events/ Local News (Contra Costa County & East Bay) Bike Buck$ Program begins With road funds, Pittsburg plans 1.7-mile expressway, BART extension into East Contra Costa County, and other projects WestCAT […]

Update: due to rainstorms, the construction of a carpool lane along Eastbound I-80 has been postponed three weeks from the original stated date. Beginning April 26th, Caltrans will close the ramps between Highway 4 and Eastbound Interstate 80 in Hercules for six months. Caltrans will shut down access from Highway 4 to Eastbound I-80 at 12:01 […]

This video was submitted by actual carpoolers in the Atlanta region. Its catchy.