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Finding a carpool partner is a lot like entering into a new relationship: it starts with compatibility. And while finding a carpool partner can be stressful, we’re here to help. Here are three tips to consider when finding your ride match:

  • Honesty - Do you consistently work late or have early-morning meetings? Be honest about your weekly schedule to determine if carpooling together will work for you.
  • Accountability – Gas, parking and wear and tear on your car add up. Decide if you want to split a set amount of money each week to cover these expenses, or if another way of splitting the costs is right for you. And there’s good news! Georgia Commute Options pays up to $60 in gas cards for new carpools.
  • Personality – Some prefer country music. Others prefer pop. And some folks are chatty while others would rather ease into the morning with coffee and minimal conversation. Get a feel for your potential carpool partner by asking what they like to do in their free time or what kind of music they listen to. It’ll help determine if that commute will be the quickest 30 minutes you’ve ever spent in the car.

Ready to find your carpool partner? Visit www.GAcommuteoptions.com.



With additional shoppers on the road, commuting around the holidays can be tough. To make your commute easier during the busy shopping season and beyond, you can try an alternative commute like carpooling, vanpooling, taking transit or biking. If you are indeed thinking about making the switch to a new form of commuting, or you’re looking for a holiday gift for your favorite commuter, check out these suggestions for “must have” commute accessories to add to your wish list this holiday season:

  • Noise cancelling, Bluetooth Headphones or earbuds – Listening to music, a podcast or audio book is one of the best ways to unwind before the day starts. Cutting out the chords gives you more freedom and flexibility.
  • Tablet, e-reader or book Many avid readers find their commutes among the best times to squeeze in a few pages. Think of all the reading you can get done while your friends are white knuckling their commutes.
  • Backpack, messenger bag or laptop bag – Having a productive commute means bringing your work with you. Stay organized and mobile with a new bag this year.
  • Portable batteries/Power Bank – Nothing is worse than being in the middle of a playlist with most of your commute to go and your phone dies. It’s always good to have a backup for those times you can’t plug in.
  • Water bottle or travel mug – Whether your choice is water or coffee – we all have to stay hydrated (and awake), right?
  • Compact umbrella – The weather can be sporadic this time of year. So having a lightweight umbrella on-hand at all times is essential.
  • Waterproof Phone Case: Always being on the go can be tough on those essential accessories. Keep your phone protected with a durable, waterproof case (it’s just one less thing to stress about).

Of course, the best gift of all is a new stress-free commute. Check out all your clean commute options at www.GAcommuteoptions.com.  



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