Commuting Options

According to the North Carolina Division of Air Quality, up to two thirds of the air pollution in our State comes from mobile sources such as cars and trucks. Its time to consider alternative ways to get around, especially to work! For more information about all of your commuting options, visit the PART website.

Ride the Bus

PART will get you where you need to go in the Triad! Our “state of the art” modern buses connect Winston-Salem, High Point and Greensboro with affordable, comfortable transportation.

FACTS:

  • A typical commuter, who switches from driving alone to using commuter alternatives like the bus, saves more than 2,600 a year in transportation expenses.
  • A bus with as few as 7 passengers is more fuel efficient, in terms of passenger miles per gallon, than the average single occupant vehicle used for commuting.
  • The fuel efficiency of a fully occupied bus is 6 times greater than that of the average single occupant auto.

Carpool

Consider riding with a friend to work, church, or to your child's sporting events. For each car we get off the road, we reduce smog forming emissions by 40 pounds over the course of the year.

Vanpool

Reduce your stress level and share the ride. A single van can hold as many as 15 people, which means that for ever vanpool we form, we can reduce air pollution emissions by 500 pounds a year.

Ride a Bicycle

Not only does bicycling get you in great shape, it is also a great way to commute. Most buses now have bike racks so that you can commute by bus and bike.

Walk

You don’t have to walk to work to fulfill your Challenge pledge. Just skip using your car at least once during the challenge. Is there some place you can walk to instead of using the car? Perhaps walk with your kids to the park or to a friend’s house.

Did you know that:

  • The average person can walk about a quarter mile in five minutes?
  • Generally we burn 100 calories per mile of walking.
  • Walking to work allows you to combine your daily exercise with your commute!

Don't forget:

  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Be visible and be mindful of your surroundings.
  • Be prepared for bad weather, just in case!
  • Carry a water bottle when temperatures are hot.

Telecommunting

Telecommuting has several names: e-commuting, e-work, telework, working from home. It is a work arrangement in which employees can work completely from home or work part of the time from home. This allows employees some flexibility in their work schedule and employers cost savings on office space, parking, etc.

FACTS:

  • Telecommuting saves businesses money.
  • Increases productivity as a result of fewer distractions and interruptions at work
  • Improves moral and reduces absenteeism
  • Reduces traffic congestion and improves air quality
  • Reduces office space requirements
  • Expands parking spaces for customer use
  • Reduces employee transportation costs

For more information about all of your commuting options, visit the PART website.