The article describes ridesharing initiatives in the Washington area. The Ride Finders Network, a cooperative effort involving the Council of Governments, the state and local governments of the region, the federal government, and the business community, found ridesharing arrangements for 30% of 28,000 applications. The article describes how it works. Planning and policy issues can impact ridesharing, and the COG and its Transportation Planning Board has worked to encourage the effort. Media promotion is recognized as essential for increasing the number of car pools and a regional promotional program was completed by the Network. To supplement the program, the Network has begun a Corporate Sponsor Program that gives companies and corporations the opportunity to participate in the regions ridesharing effort.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

    1875 Eye Street, NW, Suite 200
    Washington, DC  United States  20006
  • Authors:
    • Marchione, P
  • Publication Date: 1989

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 30-31
  • Serial:
    • Region
    • Volume: 29
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00492095
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM