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"Why "Pool"?

BTS is here to help you help your employees
Turn your employees into "poolers" and help save them money! It's easy and BTS will do all the work!

Did you know carpoolers can save as much as $85 a month in parking alone? A carpool with just two occupants is eligible for reduced monthly parking rates - and the larger the carpool, the larger the discount. So don't delay, call us and we'll help your employees find a new way to commute.

For more information, contact Allison Kemp at AKemp@bethesda.org or 301-656-0868 x121.
Benefits of Pooling

Breathe Easier

Poolers help to reduce traffic and improve the air quality by eliminating over 1.5 million pounds of air pollution annually.

Drive Lighter
Poolers have lower stress levels - it's a fact!

Save Money
Poolers significantly reduce their commuting costs compared to driving alone. Check out how much they could be saving!

For more information, contact Allison Kemp at AKemp@bethesda.org or 301-656-0868 x121.
Find the Savings!
Sample Commute
Commuting Alone Costs
Commuting Alone Miles per Workday (Round Trip)
60 Miles
Commuting Alone Miles per Year
15,000 miles
Commuting Alone Cost per Year*
Parking per month
Total Commuting Cost per Year*
Carpool Cost Savings
Total Number of Commuters in Carpool (Must be a number between 2 and 6)
2 commuters
Initial Carpool Cost Per Year
Number of Workdays Per Work Week Planning to Carpool (Must be a number between 2 and 6)
5 workdays
Parking per month
FINAL Carpool Cost Per Year
Carpool Cost Savings Per Year
*Based on vehicle operating cost of $.16 per mile for gas, oil, maintenance, tires.

Tips for Poolers
Help your employees out with these great pooling ground rules!
  1. Decide who's driving and when. How many days will you ride together? Which ones? Will you alternate driving duties each day, each week or have one person do it all?
  2. Set ground rules. Agree up-front on issues like choice of radio stations, smoking, eating in the car and side trips.
  3. Decide on a time and place to meet. Will you pick each other up at home or meet at another location such as a Park & Ride Lot? Give each other 5-10 minutes for unexpected delays.
  4. Figure out the costs. Commuters that share the driving/riding do not have to exchange money since everyone drives an equal amount. However, in carpools where one commuter will do all the driving, the commuter(s) riding should pay an equal share of the driver's vehicle operating costs based on this chart:
  5. Exchange important information. Just in case, share emergency contact information before starting your carpool.
  6. Register with Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH)! Don't forget to sign-up with GRH to ensure you have a FREE way home in the event of an unexpected emergency!
  7. Give plenty of notice if you'll be away. Let your carpool partner(s) know about vacations and personal days well in advance, so they can make other arrangements. If you are taking a sick day or have a personal emergency, notify others right away.
  8. Take care of your car and the people in it. Keep your car well-serviced and clean.
  9. Most importantly, DRIVE SAFE to always make your carpool partner(s) feel they are in good hands.
Van Pool Information
ABS Vans
Rick Hood, Vice President
Ashley Decatur, Office Manager
206 Tyler Von Way, Suite 202
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
703-551-4677 (metro) 540-659-6323
E-mail: ashley@absvans.com

Enterprise Rideshare
Gretchen Kim
2273 Research Blvd, Suite 600
Rockville, MD 20850
E-mail: gretchen.a.kim@ehi.com

EZ Vans, Inc.
Kevin Elliot, Owner
12020 Sawhill Blvd
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
540-548-1860 office, 540-446-4034 mobile
E-mail: ezvans.inc@comcast.net

Maryland RideShare Corporation
Jack Carlile, President
1606 Grandads Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20905-5572
E-mail: MdRideShare@aol.com

VPSI Commuter Vanpools
6506 Loisdale Road Suite 105
Springfield, VA 22150
703-921-0601 ext. 200 (business)
Carolyn Chesley, Outreach Coordinator
E-mail: Carolyn.chesley@vpsiinc.com
Joe Stainsby Project Manager
703-921-0601 (business) ext. 205
E-mail: Joe.stainsby@vpsiinc.com

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