Carpool Week

Monday,  April 20 to Sunday, April 26

Carpool Week is an annual campaign led by Smart Commute to encourage people to carpool and celebrate how much commuters can save by driving to work, school or an event with at least one other person. Employees at Smart Commute workplaces can look forward to exclusive promotions leading up to Carpool Week.

Want to participate? Follow these easy steps:CPWeek2015_Email-Blast

  1. Sign in to your existing account on the Smart Commute tool or, if this is your first time, register a new account.
  2. Search and share your A to B
  3. Log at least 1 carpool trip from April 13 to 26 to be eligible to win!

The Prize:

You could win 1 of 3 VIA Rail travel vouchers, each worth $500. The vouchers can be used any time within the next 12 months.

Check out the full contest rules here. Contest closes 11:59 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 and the draw will take place Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Why carpool?

Cars with two or more occupants are less likely to get stuck in traffic because they can use High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes. Plus –during the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games this summer, drivers will need to be accompanied by at least two passengers to use HOV lanes. Get your carpool team ready now so that you’re ready for the Games.. Find out more about the transportation changes during the Games here.

Did you know, the average cost of owning and operating a vehicle in Canada is $10,500 per year. Carpoolers can reduce their costs considerably by sharing the drive to work. Two people, sharing a 50km (return) commute five days a week will each save about $54 on gasoline alone in one month. Calculate your savings here.

Need help finding a carpool partner? Use our online tool.

Thanks to our prize sponsor:

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