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Top 3 Reasons to Start Carpooling on I-66

Fadi Seikaly
Fadi Seikaly April 11, 2018 Fadi is the Marketing Manager at The Destination Sales & Marketing Group. He avidly consumes podcasts during his Metro commute. Car free for almost 10 years, he enjoys running outside and biking around Pentagon City and Crystal City during his free time.
ATP Takeaway: There are many commuting options along I-66. Carpooling is a common form of ridesharing that offers a wide range of benefits to your business and your employees.

If you’re traveling along the I-66 corridor, carpooling enables you to travel the new I-66 Express Lanes for free and to enjoy a faster, more reliable commute. Carpool is one of the many transit options you can use to easily travel the corridor.

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Benefits of Carpooling

As a common form of ridesharing, carpooling offers a wide range of benefits to both employers and employees alike. We explore the top three advantages commuters can enjoy while carpooling on I-66.

1. Improved employee morale and productivity

Carpooling on I-66 allows your employees to enjoy a faster commute, and avoid long hours stuck in traffic to and from the office. By avoiding jams and chatting with friends during their commute, employees arrive to work in a better mood, which leads to more productivity on the job.

2. Save money

This applies to both employers and employees alike. Carpoolers can save up to $130 per month through Commuter Connections' Pool Rewards. On I-66, carpoolers ride for free and can save on toll costs.

Employers who encourage their employees to carpool can also reduce their property’s parking volume and costs.

3. Commute with peace of mind

Carpoolers qualify for the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program. We’ve all experienced a situation where we’ve had to alter our daily commute, whether it’s a family emergency, sickness, or unscheduled overtime at work. GRH offers four free rides home a year for all unforeseen situations. This gives carpoolers, who depend on other drivers, to travel with the assurance that they will be able to get home in a pinch.

Find Your Carpool

Whether you’re a first-time carpooler, or you’re familiar with rideshare, there are several carpool apps that can help you find your ideal ride and route.

    • CarFreeAtoZ: Multimodal trip planner to compliment your existing carpool
    • Carpool Now: Rideshare app from Commuter Connections to help you match with those nearby

Explore Carpooling

Share this information with your employees so they can be more familiar with the options at their disposal, and learn about carpooling's many benefits.

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 Photo Credit: Sam Kittner/Kittner.com for Arlington Transportation Partners

Tags: I-66, Commute66

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