An upside of teleworking: Reducing your carbon footprint
In addition to helping stop the spread of COVID-19, another positive of more people working from home is that we’re collectively reducing our region’s carbon footprint and saving money.
The average Central Indiana commuter drives 40.8 miles and spends 50.6 minutes to and from work every day, according to Commuter Connect, the region’s rideshare program.
So for just one day of telecommuting, the average commuter in our region saves $23 and improves air quality by reducing 32 pounds of pollution from the air we breathe.
Measure your reduction in carbon emissions, by signing up for Commuter Connect.
Entering the telecommuting and working-from-home world for the first time? Here are some tips from Commuter Connect staff.
Commuting alone is expensive. Find a carpool!
Use the buttons below to sign up or login to find carpool matches, bike buddies, vanpools or use your Emergency Ride Home benefit. If you live or work in the nine-county Central Indiana area, we can help! These counties include: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby counties. Additionally if you live or work in the City of Columbus, we can help!
You’ll be surprised to see how much you’re spending on your commute to work each day. Adjust the numbers in the form to calculate your commute cost.
*Note for Commute Cost Calculator: Mileage rate for vehicles based on the 2018 AAA (American Automobile Association) cost per mile to own and operate a vehicle (insurance, maintenance, registration, tires, finance charges and depreciation) at 15,000 miles per year. This calculator is a tool to help estimate your commuting costs, your actual costs may be more or less depending on your specific situation.
Total cost of your commute
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