Capital Metro Rideshare Expanding

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More and more Central Texas employers have been using Capital Metro’s RideShare vanpool service – more than 200 vans are currently in use – and thanks to some recent changes, even more commuters will soon be able to benefit from Capital Metro vanpooling.

Capital Metro is working with employers and employees in Central Texas cities outside of the service area. That means commuters who start and/or end their commutes within Bastrop, Burnet, Hays, Lee, Travis, and Williamson Counties are now eligible to use Capital Metro’s RideShare vanpool service.

Capital Metro plans to work with employers who want to set up a subsidy in order to help employees take advantage of that option.

“We looked at the RideShare program and saw that a lot of the growth was coming from outside our service area,” says Annie Arguello, with Capital Metro. “We’re hoping this could be a regional mode for some of these employees where there isn’t a way to use public transit.”

Vanpooling is a great way to save money and reduce the stress of commuting.

“Our morning commute usually consists of cheerful conversation of current events,” says John, who has been vanpooling with Metro RideShare for several months. “My favorite part of my commute is saving money and the new friends that I have made… and the overall feeling of doing my part to help the environment by consolidating five carbon footprints into one.”

If you’re an employer or employee who is interested in learning more and setting up a Capital Metro vanpool, contact Annie Arguello at 512-389-7591 or annie.arguello@capmetro.org.

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