Monday, October 4, 2010

It's Rideshare Week...

and apparently it's not going so well. Carpooling is down in the IE, along with cycling to work, as a result of the high rate of unemployment affecting our region. The Press-Enterprise also places some blame on the rescission of carpool benefits at many large employers in the IE, due to downsized and over-taxed HR departments.

A local business leader is quoted in the piece as saying that companies are being forced to cut back on "frills", which is presumably how he refers to carpool and alternative transportation benefits. Readers can only speculate whether he considers free employee parking to be such a "frill," especially when it can cost quite a bit more than carpool or transit incentives.

Anyway, if you're planning on participating in Rideshare Week in San Bernardino County, Omnitrans is giving away free day passes, good for a 1-day pass on board any Omni bus this week.

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