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Check out commuting options June 19-20 in Ingraham Hall

Everyone faces a commute to work that’s just a bit different. From what time a person leaves home in the morning to the specific route they take, each commuter must find customized travel solutions to meet their individual needs.

Madison’s Rideshare Etc service offers help to commuters interested in checking out their options, which include ride-share pools, Metro Transit bus service, state vanpools, pedestrian and bike paths, and Park-n-Ride lots. Information about these options will be available to UW employees from 11:00 – 1:00 on June 19 and 20 in Ingraham Hall, where a representative of the Rideshare Etc service will be stationed across from the deli.

At Ingraham Hall, staff can request a search of alternative commuting options at no charge and with no obligation. Individuals can also perform the search online at www.rideshareetc.org or seek assistance by calling 266-RIDE (7433).

Most commuters who use this service save over $1,500 per year. For 80 percent of UW employees, the search results in an average of 4 options. As an incentive to participate, UW employees will receive free Metro Transit passes (available from the UW-Madison Transportation Services office).

The Rideshare Etc. Program is a service sponsored jointly by UW Transportation Services and City-County-State government to provide commuters throughout the region with alternative transportation. The benefits of the program are to reduce congestion, emissions, and costs.

For more information, go to: www.rideshareetc.org.

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