Commuter Solutions in the Corridor

Find routes to work with online maps, important information links, and organizations that can help you bike or walk to work. Take the opportunity to improve your health and the environment at the same time.

General Information ECMD parks Houston Bikeway

General Information and Links
 

ECMD Parks and Maps
 

Houston Bikeway Program
 

Cost Savings

Riding in a vanpool can save you money. The American Automobile Association studies show the cost of driving alone to and from work averages approximately 54 cents per mile. Find out how much you can save when you vanpool by clicking these helpful sites.

Vanpool savings Vanpool Calculator  

Vanpool Cost Savings Chart
 

Vanpool Calculator
 

 

Getting To And From Work Just Got Easier

METRO STAR vanpooling services take you to and from work, helping you make a major contribution to your community by saving energy, reducing traffic congestion, and improving air quality.

Vanpooling offers commuters numerous benefits, letting you:

  • Relax while taking a safe form of transportation
  • Spend less time on the road by using HOV and Managed Lanes
  • Save money by sharing the ride and take advantage of a monthly financial contribution further reducing your commuting costJoin one of the 25 vanpools commuting to the Energy Corridor or one of the new vanpool routes that are always forming
   

Reserve your seat online at ridemetro.org
 

 

 

Making Green Commuting Easy And Rewarding

With NuRide, it pays to be a green commuter. You get great rewards when you walk, bike, carpool, vanpool, telecommute or take public transportation throughout the Energy Corridor. Best of all, NuRide connects local members, making it easy to find a carpool to your destination

Savings and rewards are just a click away:
  • Earn rewards points for each green trip you take
  • Redeem your points for rewards, such as restaurant coupons, store discounts, and tickets to shows and attractions
   

Sign up today—it’s free and easy at NuRide.com

 

   

Guaranteed Ride Home

Afraid you will be stranded at work in the event of an emergency? The Guaranteed ride home program will get you home for those unexpected emergency events.

Guaranteed Ride Home    

Guaranteed Ride Home Program 
 

 

 

Ridesharing Myth Busters

Have Questions? Get answers! Use these links to answer the most frequently asked questions about vanpooling.

Vanpool Carpool Rider Faqs | Houston Energy Corridor Star Vanpool Van | Houston Carpool Driver Faqs | Houston Energy Corridor

Ride Sharing FAQs
 

Star FAQs
 

Driver FAQs
 

Transit

Do you think Bus Service is not an option for you? You may be surprised! You can use these helpful links to see if bus service can work in your favor.

Public Transit | Houston Energy Corridor    

Commuter Transit Solutions 
 

 

 

Employers

If you are an employer and you are interested in providing incentives for alternate commuting solutions to your employees please investigate these links.

Teleworker Working from Home | Energy Corridor Houston Alternate Work Schedules Parking Management

Telework
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Alternate Work Schedules
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Parking Management
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Tax Benefits    

Tax Benefits
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The Environmental Case for Vanpools

Fuel economy has decreased 6.6%. Average vehicle miles traveled has increased 33% since 1987. These trends have contributed to increased greenhouse gas emissions. Riding in a vanpool to work 4 days a week could reduce these emissions by 4393 Lbs. annually.

Environmental Savings of a Single Commuter Vanpooling to work

 

Amount
Annual
Vanpool
Miles
Pollution/
Consumption
Saved
Hydrocarbons
Urban ozone (smog) and Air Toxics
3.5 grams/mile 4160 32.1 Lbs
Carbon Monoxide
Poisonous gas
25 grams/mile 4160 229.1 Lbs
Nitrogen Oxides
Urban ozone (smog) and Acid Rain
1.5 grams/mile 4160 13.8 Lbs
Carbon Dioxide
Global warming
0.99 pounds/mile 4160 4118.4 Lbs
Gasoline
Imported Oil
0.05 4160 208 Gallons

Vanpool Commute Days Per Week: 4
Commute Miles Per Day: 20

Environmental Savings of 12 commuters vanpooling to work

 

Amount
Annual
Vanpool
Miles
Pollution/
Consumption
Saved
Hydrocarbons
Urban ozone (smog) and Air Toxics
3.5 grams/mile 49920 385.1 Lbs
Carbon Monoxide
Poisonous gas
25 grams/mile 49920 2748.7 Lbs
Nitrogen Oxides
Urban ozone (smog) and Acid Rain
1.5 grams/mile 49920 165 Lbs
Carbon Dioxide
Global warming
0.99 pounds/mile 49920 49420.8 Lbs
Gasoline
Imported Oil
0.05 49920 2496 Gallons