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Learn about ride sharing for Commute Awareness Month


The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) wants all commuters to be aware of the commuting options available in Southwestern Pennsylvania by proclaiming May to be CommuteInfosm Commute Options Awareness Month.

“Ridesharing is an excellent alternative to driving alone,” said Jim Hassinger, SPC executive director. “CommuteInfosm Commute Options Awareness Month is a great time for commuters to learn more about not only ridesharing, but also transit, walking and biking – all the options available for today's commuters.”

As gas prices steadily increase, many are looking for ways to save some money. Every day, approximately 78 percent of the region's commuters drive alone to work. About 60 percent of the region's workers travel outside of their resident municipality to their job. That can add up to lots of money spent on gas. Alternatives to driving alone, like carpooling, using public transit or biking to work, are just a few ways to lower your bill at the gas pump.

CommuteInfosm is a program of the SPC operated in partnership with transportation management associations, transportation providers, businesses and non-profit service organizations throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. The CommuteInfosm program is designed to serve commuters and employers as a clearinghouse for information about transit, carpooling and vanpooling. The program serves employers and commuters in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.

Form more information about CommuteInfosm and commuter alternatives visit or call 1-888-819-6110.

May is also National Transportation Week, National Bike to Work Day, National Employee Health and Fitness Day, National Try Transit Week and National Clean Air Week.


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