Green Ride Program
Are you one of the many commuters out there wasting precious time in traffic? A new plan is looking to make your travels a lot less stressful.
If your drive to work is fifteen miles or more, statistics show you're spending somewhere between three and four thousand dollars a year on your commute. That's twenty percent of some people's annual income. Organizers say 'Project Green Ride' could potentially cut that debt down to less then five percent.
Advocates for the green ride project will propose a plan to the Alachua County Commissioners at a board meeting on Tuesday morning.
"With the price of gas in particular, the idea of carpooling right now is especially important," says a Program Advocate.
The Green Ride project is a web-based carpooling service for people who have long commutes, and are looking to save money. Advocates says it's a powerful and economical solution to many community issues.
"Anybody whose concerned about our environment, you know and our community, and congestion on the roads, and the cost that we pay to upkeep our roads and traffic, there's a lot of factors here," said program researcher Angela Pate.
Project Green Ride has already proven to be effective at the University of Florida. They started using it at the beginning of the year, and already more then two hundred faculty, staff, and students signed up.
County Commissioners encourage you to express your views on the plan at Tuesday's 9:00am meeting.
Thalia Hayden, WCJB TV-20 News.
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