Sunday, June 21, 2009

How Would You Like to Be Paid to Carpool?

WTOP Radio reported last week that "Starting in the fall, the Commuter Connections Work Program will pay people $2 every day they carpool. The aim is to reduce the number of solo drivers on the three of the area's most congestion-choked roads.

"Commuters in three areas are the focus of this new pilot program:

  • The Capital Beltway between Bethesda and Tysons Corner
  • The Capital Beltway between the Baltimore/Washington Parkway and Interstate 270
  • Interstate 395 North from Northern Virginia into D.C.

"According to a recent Transportation Planning Board study, these three particular areas also are some of the most congested in the region. Program participants will be tracked electronically and only be paid for the days they actually carpool. The pilot program will last 3 months."

Watch the WABC TV-7 video:

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