This Week is California Rideshare Week, October 5-10, 2015 – (Posted 10/5/15)
Multi-modal travel can enable you to escape traffic misery, and lessen the stress of the daily commute, improve air quality, and live a healthier life. Sharing vehicles can also help you save money on gas, wear and tear, and parking. Join the statewide campaign to help reduce traffic and smog and pledge to carpool, vanpool, take public transit, walk, bike or telecommute for at least one day during Rideshare Week. This year, Rideshare Week is also going paperless for the environment!
You can enter to win prizes from Metro just by registering for Ridematch.info! Follow the instructions on the homepage. Make sure you select the correct LAX worksite from the list. If you’re adding a new company name, just make sure you enter “-LAX” at the end of it to be included in the LAX Gateway Transportation Network area. Additional prizes will be awarded by LAWA Rideshare to LAX Worksites. Just make sure you enter “-LAX” at the end of your company name when you register to be included in LAX Gateway Transportation Network prize drawings.
You can use the matching features on Ridematch.info to find the best transit route, a new carpool buddy, or even a bike-pool.
Log your commute in the online calendar by clicking and dragging the travel mode to the correct day of the week, and you could win! Prizes include handbags from Brighton Collectables, Metro 7-Day TAP Passes, Barnes and Noble gift cards, Macy’s gift cards, gas cards, and more!
There are also fun community events going on all over the region to celebrate this week. Visit http://www.metro.net/riding/rideshare/ to find out where the fun is. (Hint: A mobile Karaoke Rickshaw?!)
Winners will be announced after Rideshare Week is over. Don't wait until the last minute. Pledge now and start planning for Rideshare Week! Change the way you commute for the better.
Want to rideshare but don’t know how? Call 424-646-POOL (7665) or email RideshareInfo@LAWA.org.
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) offers an award winning, multi-faceted rideshare program that benefits employees, tenants, the community and the environment. The program's immense success reduces traffic congestion and pollution, supports local South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) air quality goals, and provides employees with the many benefits of ridesharing. The goal of LAWA Rideshare is to reduce vehicle trips to our airports by providing top level transportation benefits to LAWA employees, while also improving transportation options for LAX tenant company employees and the local community.
The LAWA Rideshare Program began in 1990 with the purchase of 4 vans for employees to use as vanpool vehicles, LAWA now has 70 vanpools and over 500 vanpoolers as well as over 200 transit riders and over 85 carpool program participants. According to a 2012 study by the National Academy of Sciences, this voluntary program is now the largest and most comprehensive airport employee rideshare program in the nation. LAWA Rideshare was an inaugural member of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (US EPA's) Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) Program - a mark of excellence in environmental leadership. LAWA continues to qualify for BWC designation each year through its innovative and effective rideshare programs.
Airport employees can get personal transit trip planning or vanpool/carpool matching assistance during regular business hours at the LAWA Rideshare Office locations listed below:
Administration West High Rise (next to Security Badge Office)
7301 World Way West, #200
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(424) 646-POOL (7665)
6053 Century Blvd. #420 A-B
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Visit us online at:www.lawa.org/rideshare
Or on Facebook at: LAWA Rideshare