Do you commute from the Marion or Polk County areas to Corvallis? You’re invited to a carpool/vanpool informational meeting Thursday, April 23rd from 12-1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Council Room 222 (2501 SW Jefferson Way). Free lunch will be provided!
This meeting is targeted to OSU students, staff, and faculty who live in Salem / Keizer and the surrounding area and commute to the Corvallis campus. Employees of other Corvallis businesses and organizations are also invited. Come learn about how carpooling and vanpooling will help your wallet while helping the environment.
On average participating in a carpool or vanpool reduces the cost of your commute by half. An average commute to and from the Lane County area uses approximately 4 gallons of gas, so carpooling with only one other person can save approximately 500 gallons of gas from being consumed or 9,000 pounds of CO2 from being emitted in a single year. Join the OSU Sustainability Office and Cascades West Rideshare(a program of Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments) for lunch and we’ll provide information about how commuter carpools and vanpools work and some current vanpoolers will come to share their perspective. Don’t forget to check out our online carpooling tool Drive Less Connect.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by April 20th so we can get a headcount for lunch and please include any dietary restrictions that you may have.. Feel free to spread the word.
If you can’t make the meeting, or are interested in carpool or vanpooling from somewhere besides Marion and Polk Counties, check out the OSU Transportation Options website for more information!