While the penny tax in Atlanta may be a political hot button, it does bring major transportation issues for the city of Atlanta to the forefront. Even though the outcome for the referendum is still unknown, what is known is that Atlanta is one of the most congested cities in the nation.
vRide, the nation’s largest corporate vanpooling service brings another alternative transportation option to Atlanta and other congested cities in the nation.
vRide is taking a strong stance to get drivers to think about how they commute – and change their habits.
Recently, vRide issued a national challenge to American companies, commuters and government agencies to take 1 million cars off the road by the end of 2013. vRIDE is targeting single occupancy vehicles (S.O.V.) and turning the spotlight on these drivers with its “Don’t be an S.O.V.” campaign, which aims to move the nation forward with sustainable and efficient commuter options.
“Traffic congestion in America’s major cities affects millions of commuters every day,” said John Garcia, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of vRide. “Plus, rising gas costs and stand-still traffic are wreaking havoc on people’s budgets. If we can increase the use of public transportation and specifically van and car-pooling by 26 percent in the next two years, we will take a million cars off the road during drive-time traffic hours.”
Vanpooling is similar to carpooling, but offers greater savings and comfort for corporate commuters with the increased number of participants and bigger vehicles. It is cost effective, saving drivers an average of $5,140 on gas costs each year and is also the most efficient mode of public transportation in terms of reducing 360,000 tons of CO2. vRide also reduces 37 million gallons of gas consumption each year.
To learn how you can stop being an S.O.V. go to www.dontbeansov.com or www.vRide.com.