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June 18, 2008

University Beats Gas Prices with Commuting Alternatives

If recent rises in gas prices are making you reconsider your method of transportation to work, the University's Office of Human Resources Management, Department of Parking and Mass Transit Services and Office of Environmental Sustainability offer a service that can help make alternative transportation connections.
 
The Capital District Commuter Register was created by the Capital District Transportation Committee to allow users to place carpool ads and find park-and-drive locations.  Participants can also sign up for guaranteed rides home program.  If a participant has an emergency and needs to leave work, but does not have a car due to the use of car pooling or mass transit, the service provides reimbursement for cab fare.
 
Additionally, the site provides links to mass transit options.  UAlbany employees may ride the CDTA bus #10, 11, 12, 63 and 90 as well as any UAlbany bus for free with valid University ID.  The CDTA also has a trip planner option; click on the trip planner logo under the “connecting the region” section.  Put in a destination and the time you wish to depart.  A trip showing the bus routes will be displayed along with estimated travel time.

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