Budget shortfalls across the state have put extreme pressure on transit agencies everywhere to juggle operating costs, plan for service cuts and go back to the drawing board on finding sustainable funding sources.
In metro Atlanta next week, MARTA is working to gather public opinion on how to navigate through some tough financial choices and deliver service for commuters. If you are among the tens of thousands of patrons who commute in to work via MARTA each week, consider attending one of these community forums to make your voice heard.
We may be waxing a little poetic here with Valentine's Day upon us, but a vanpool is a thing of beauty.
On the outside, a shiny, handsome exterior that turns heads when it zips past traffic in the HOV lane. And on the inside, a warm and cheerful vibe that rings true. Vanpoolers possess an overwhelming sense of community, with relationships built one mile at a time on the shared journey to work. The group chemistry of any vanpool can accommodate riders who want to laugh, talk shop, hammer out a Sudoku puzzle ... or just tune out.
There are more than 350 vanpools on the roads across Georgia. And while vanpool commuters enjoy the camaraderie, they enjoy saving money on commute costs and reducing commuting stress just as much. Could there be a more perfect relationship between commuters and their travel mode of choice? Watch our latest video project and decide for yourself. Turns out that when it comes to vanpool commuting, getting there really IS half the fun.
Has vanpooling caught your eye? There are resources available from The Clean Air Campaign and its partners to help interested commuters get into vanpooling, from special financial subsidies of up to $300 to assistance with finding riders to fill seats. And coming soon, your employer may be offering the opportunity to ride in a vanpool on a trial basis -- you know, in case you're not ready for a committed relationship. Call us sometime ;)