For Anna, a government contractor at the Temple Army Readiness Center, having a secure ride in a vanpool came at critical point in her life when she broke her foot in December 2017. Riding in a vanpool literally was a life saver for Anna and she is very appreciative that her training officer showed her a building announcement calling for new vanpool riders.
Commuter benefits and programs
Your business or property can benefit through vanpool transportation and other sustainable transportation programs.
A recent report published by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) highlights the volume of cars on arterial roads and alternate routes to I-66. Did these statistics prove that the commute on these roads are faster than the I-66 Express Lanes? Let’s dig deeper and answer a few questions to help us figure out the best context.
Last week, we celebrated 231 businesses and properties at our fourth annual Champions banquet commending their commitment to and implementation of transportation amenities. 2017 was a great year both for our clients and for Arlington County. We saw the end of SafeTrack with an uptick in improved on-time service, we gathered more than 1,000 walkers for National Walking Day in April, and launched our first ever Our Shared Street Pop-Up in August, featuring various Arlington County Commuter Services programs.
There are many transportation options for your daily commute. Some people like to dictate their own schedule and drive solo, others like to drive with friends or family, some ride the bus, and others take the Metro. If you plan to commute along the I-66 corridor, there is another option that will help you travel fast (and free)—it’s called slugging. You can do this as a driver or as a passenger, you just have to make sure you’re ready for an adventure, and a chance to meet interesting people along the way.