Illinois Commuting: What you need to know

Ridesharing. The state of Illinois encourages ridesharing for conservation and environmental reasons and has enacted tax incentive measures to stimulate the use of ridesharing programs. Several counties and municipalities have their own rideshare initiatives for private and public workers.
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Public transportation. Chicago's Active Transportation Alliance helps workers use public transportation, bikes, and walking to get to work. For more information, go to http://www.idot.illinois.gov and search for Transit Services.
Bicycle transportation. The state’s bike transportation plan hopes to increase the use of bicycles for commuting. For more information, go to http://www.idot.illinois.gov.
The Illinois Ridesharing Arrangements Act (IL Comp. Stat. Tit. 625 Sec. 30/1et seq.) defines a ridesharing arrangements as:
• Nonprofit vanpools. The transportation of no more than 16 passengers including the driver, for which no fee is paid except to reimburse the driver or owner for operating expenses.
• For-profit vanpools. A for-profit arrangement in which the primary purpose is to transport employees to and from the workplace, in which the driver has made advance arrangements with passengers, makes no more than two round trips per day, and in which operating costs are paid by the riders. The owner of a for-profit rideshare vehicle must file proof of financial responsibility with the Secretary of State (IL Comp. Stat. Tit. 625 Sec. 5/8-101).
Note: Also, a ridesharing vehicle may not be occupied by more passengers than is recommended by the manufacturer.
Local governments may not regulate or license ridesharing arrangements or impose a tax or ...

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