Texas Commuting: What you need to know

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality encourages all citizens of Texas to consider alternative commuting solutions such as carpooling, vanpooling, riding the bus, walking, and bicycling, and businesses to allow telecommuting and working variable work schedules in order to reduce air pollution, traffic congestion, and wear and tear on the roads.
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State employees. State agencies encourage their employees to find commuting options other than driving to work alone, including riding public transit and joining carpools and vanpools. Many agencies provide free reserved parking for cars and vans with at least three state employees not living together.
Employees can find public transportation from home to work statewide on the Texas Department of Transportation website at http://www.txdot.go.
The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro) has comprehensive ridesharing and public transit information at http://www.capmetro.org or by calling 512-474-1200.
There is also specific information on MetroWorks, which helps employers establish company-funded transportation programs. For information, go to http://www.capmetro.org.
DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) has employer information on ridesharing, parking, and monthly commuting passes and employer pass programs at http://www.dart.org. Call 214-747-7433.
The TREK Home program offers vanpool and carpool applications, ride matching, Metro commuter bus passes, and other programs for commuters at "partner" employers. For more information, go to http://www.trekhouston.orgor call 713-965-1711.
Last reviewed October 2014.

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