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Carpool, Vanpool And Commuter Information

Thursday, April 21, 2005; Page PG43

Commuter Connections is a regional network of transportation organizations coordinated by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. In addition to providing information about carpools and vanpools, it offers maps of park-and-ride lots, commuter news and information about area construction projects, mass transit and commuter options. Call 800-745-RIDE or visit www.mwcog.org/commuter/ccindex.html.

CommuterDirect.com offers information on transit fares. Visit https://www.commuterpage.com/onlineordering.cfm.

Chris Ashker lives in Germantown and works in Chantilly. His daily two-hour commute isn't too bad, Ashker said in November. "My wife and I just had a baby. I'll sweep the floors if I have to." (Ryan Anson For The Washington Post)

The Springfield Interchange Improvement Project's Commuter Solutions page on its Web site offers information on mass transit, locations of park-and-ride lots, ride-sharing agencies and carpools and vanpools.

Go to www.springfieldinterchange.com/cs.html.

CommuterPage.com, sponsored by Arlington County Commuter Services, offers information on mass transit, carpools and vanpools and other commuting topics. Visit www.commuterpage.com. The Maryland Transit Authority offers information about carpools and vanpools at www.mtamaryland.com/resources/transitlinks/mdridesharing/index.cfm.

Other car and vanpool information, by jurisdiction, can be found at: www.erideshare.com/carpool.php?dstate=MD, www.erideshare.com/carpool.php?dstate=VA or www.erideshare.com/carpool.php?dstate=DC.

The Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) offers OmniMatch, a free service that matches commuters with carpools and vanpools. Visit www.prtctransit.org/omnimatch/index.php.

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