More Commuters Carpooling

Jan 6, 2012

More North Carolinians are carpooling to work. Jeff Tiberii has more.

Jeff Tiberii: Last year 27-hundred people signed up to be part of the states Share the Ride NC program. The Department of Transportation says there are now more than 31-thousand people who car pool to and from work.

Jennifer Garifo: A big advantage is just a relief on stress; especially people that are in urban areas, sitting by yourself in the car, stop and go traffic.

Share the Ride NC is a free, statewide initiative that matches commuters to start a carpool or vanpool. The program also offers an Emergency Ride Home option, for commuters who bike, walk or take transit with a ride home in the event of an emergency.