Where do you work and what is your role in the company?
Bates Technical College.
How far is your commute? How long does it take you each way? If you are teleworking, how long would your commute have been if you were commuting to the office?
13 miles, 30 minutes.
What is your commute mode and what made you decide to commute this way?
I drive to work, and I can almost see the gas meter go down each mile I drive. This encouraged me to ask a co-worker who lives close to me to carpool 1-2 days a week. I also talked to my boss and was approved to work remotely 2 days a week.
What do you enjoy about your commute (or teleworking)?
I enjoy when I carpool, my coworker and I are able to chat and build a relationship. I also like the money I save in gas mileage. On the days I telework, I enjoy using the time I would normally be driving to connect with my kids before they go to school, drink coffee and take my dog for a walk. My dog, a huge St Bernard named Mercy, loves it when I'm home. She doesn't like to leave my side!
Do you have any interesting stories from your commute?
Do you think you save money by commuting this way?
How does your company help accommodate your commute option? (ex: bike racks, free bus pass, vanpool subsidy, flexible work hours, telework incentives, etc.)
My boss has approved me to work remotely twice a week.
Is there anything your company could do better to accommodate your commute option?
What would you say to your fellow employees to inspire them to try using a commute option other than driving alone in their car?
I would tell them how much I enjoy carpooling, and encourage them to join us (if they live close).