Most Valuable Commuter October 2009
Employer: WA State Department of Transportation
Carpooling with three other coworkers daily for 3Â1/2 years and working a compressed work schedule, John Morris, Assistant Project Engineer for WA State Department of Transportation, wouldnâ€™t consider driving alone again.
Only having to drive one week out of the month, John saves money, wear and tear on his vehicle and he gets a discount on his car insurance. With many money saving benefits, John also enjoys a much more relaxing commute and the camaraderie with his carpool partners. Being flexible is key to Johnâ€™s carpool. Changing driving schedules is easy when someone has an appointment and needs their car for the day. And, if someoneâ€™s car needs maintenance, they drop it off before heading to work. â€śThere are so many benefits to carpooling, plus I like the incentives that are given away,â€ť John smiled.
As part of management staff, John frequently talks about the advantages of carpooling and tells employees about RideshareOnline.com during safety meetings. ETC, Jana Augenstine proudly says, â€śâ€ťI am so lucky to have employees like him! Carpooling to work is the same to him as breathing. And he has so much fun with it!â€ť Way to Go John!