Commuter Services Encourages Commuters to Try Carpooling

Commuter Services of Pennsylvania is excited to announce their Be Cool – Carpool promotion to encourage commuters to ride together instead of driving alone to and from work.  The special promotion is open to anyone who tracks a carpool trip in the free Commute PA program from Sunday, November 3rd until Saturday, November 9th.  One randomly selected grand prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire and an additional winner will receive a $50 Starbucks gift card.  The promotion is open to all commuters who live or work in the participating counties of Adams, Berks, Carbon, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Monroe, Perry, Pike, Schuylkill and York.

Commuters are able to create a Commute PA profile to search for and connect with potential carpool partners.  In 2018, 70% of all Commute PA inquires produced a carpool match.

The Commute PA program can be accessed via iOS or Android smartphones apps or the Commuter Services of Pennsylvania website, www.pacommuterservices.org.

Carpooling to and from work is an option available to every commuter in Commuter Services of PA service area, no matter how long or short their commute is.  Advantages to carpooling include:

  • Increased disposable income
  • Decreased personal automobile expenses (service, tires, maintenance)
  • Less stressful and more productive commuting
  • Saving money on parking and tolls
  • More free time for riders to read and relax
  • Reducing pollution from vehicle emissions
  • Enrolled in FREE Emergency Ride Home program

In 2019, carpoolers who tracked their trips in Commute PA recorded almost 40,000 green trips, reducing over 800,000 vehicle miles and saving nearly $470,000.

About Commuter Services     

1-866-579-RIDE, www.PaCommuterServices.org

Funding is provided by the Federal Highway Administration through PennDOT and the region’s metropolitan planning organizations.

Commuter Services board includes transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and chambers:

  • Capital Area Transit, Lebanon Transit, Monroe County Transportation Authority, Schuylkill County Transportation System, South Central Transit Authority and Central Pennsylvania Transportation Authority.
  • Adams, Franklin, Harrisburg (Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties), Lancaster, Lebanon, NEPA (Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe and Pike counties), Reading and York MPOs.
  • The Carbon Chamber & Economic Development, the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC; the Gettysburg Adams, Greater Chambersburg and Lebanon Valley Chambers of Commerce; Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the York County Economic Alliance.