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Finding your Alternative Commute

In partnership with Sustainability and DTD-Ride Reduction Program, Clackamas County Wellness has several resources to help you reach work by means other than a single occupancy vehicle.

Commuter Internal Website

Clackamas County Transportation has produced an internal website with information and links about your commuting options as well as a carpool matching program to link you up with other Clackamas County carpoolers. Informational topics include carpooling resources, vanpooling resources, walking and biking maps, commuter challenge, transit pass pilot program and the emergency ride home voucher. The Commuter Internal Website is accessible from your Clackamas County workplace computer. From the internal mainpage, simply scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the link that says "Commute Options" on the right side of the screen.

Transit Assistance Program

Clackamas County will pay fifty percent of the cost of a monthly all-zone Tri Met pass or the option of one or two 10-ticket books  of two-hour tickets. Employees will pay their portion through a pre-tax payroll deduction. Participating employees must complete a payroll deduction authorization form prior to participating in the program. Employees may begin or end their participation in the program at any time by submitting a completed cancellation form with a minimum of six weeks advance notice.

Emergency Ride Home Voucher

One of the barriers to alternative commuting is wondering whether you can get home in an emergency. Not to worry! TriMet provides a taxi ride home for alternative commuters with emergencies who live and work in the TriMet service district. You may check the TriMet Website to determine if you live in the service district. See the rules for specifics.

Bike It! Map

Do you bike around town? Are you considering commuting by bike to work? The Department of Transportation and Development (DTD) has a great bike map available.

Commuter Challenge

Every summer Clackamas County sponsors the Commuter Challenge to inspire, encourage and reward getting to work by means other than a single occupancy vehicle. Prizes include gift certificates, so it is well worth the effort to walk, bike, skate, carpool, or take public transit to work.

Drive Less. Connect.

This program seeks to raise public awareness about the benefits of driving less through trip chaining, carpooling, vanpooling, ridesharing, riding transit, telecommuting and biking and/or walking. Through the Drive Less. Connect. program employees can extend their search for carpool matches beyond the County employee program. Drive Less. Connect. offers trip planning and a rewards program with on-going prizes and coupons.

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