Advantages & Concerns

Carpooling Advantages

  • Less stress commuting to and from work
  • Financial savings due to sharing commuting costs
  • Increases free time for riders
  • If an HOV lane is available, trips may take less time
  • Reduces air pollution due to emissions
  • Reduces the need for parking

Concerns About Carpooling

You may ask, "What if there is an emergency and I have to get home?" or "What if I have to work overtime and I am in a carpool?"

There are provisions to get you home through the Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program, sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG). GRH provides free emergency rides home to those who carpool, vanpool, take transit, bike or walk to work.