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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!

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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.

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Find affordable and convenient transportation options for work.


Join forces with the surprising amount of your Central Indiana neighbors that have a commute similar to yours.


Hop on the bus to save money, reduce stress, and get things done on a commute where someone else does the driving.


Go to work with a great group of people. Vanpools are groups of 7-15 people commuting from similar origins to similar destinations each workday.

School Pool

We assist in helping school districts in Central Indiana connect parents who drive their children to school, just contact us to get started.

Bike or Walk

Get moving! Central Indiana is full of local trails that are a great way to walk, run, or bike to work.

Emergency Ride Home

Never get stranded. We provide a free emergency taxi service for commuters who use alternate transportation from participating employer offices.


Improve commuter friendliness at the workplace

We offer a variety of free services to Central Indiana employers looking to offer significant employee benefits when it comes to transportation.

Learn How To Participate