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    Rethink Your Commute. Try Transit.

    Use Caltrain, BART, or Ferry to get to San Mateo County.

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    Rethink Your Commute. Ride a Bike.

    Ride a bike for part or all of your commute.

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    Rethink Your Commute.

    Catch up on work or grab a nap on your way.

  • Slide - Traffic

    Rethink Your Commute.

    Who wants to deal with the hassles of traffic?

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    Rethink Your Commute and Be Rewarded.

    Be a part of the solution - join the Challenge.


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The New Commute.org Website – Built for Commuters

We asked local commuters like you what content and features they want to see on Commute.org. After months of research and preparation, we responded with an entirely new site.

The new Commute.org website is streamlined, intuitive, and now provides phone and tablet users with a quicker and easier mobile-friendly resource.

The site is also packed with commuter-driven features, including a highly requested shuttle tracking service. The “Where’s my shuttle?” page uses real-time GPS data to track each of Commute.org’s 21 shuttles.

Other helpful features include:

  • Quick access to important rider alerts and the shuttle tracker from the homepage
  • Google trip planner to guide your transit journey step-by-step
  • Carpool calculator to see your cost and GHG-savings when you choose carpooling

Our mission is to improve the commute for people who travel to, through, or from San Mateo County. We hope it’s now easier than ever for you to find what you’re looking for at www.commute.org. Our staff has conducted extensive testing to ensure the new website meets the needs of the 10,000+ people who visit the site each month.

Please let us know what you think. If you have any comments regarding our new website, email us at alliance@commute.org or connect on Twitter @SMCountyCommute.

Annual Report FY2015

We are proud to announce the release of our annual report for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2015. The report can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the image below.

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Please let us know what you think. If you have any comments regarding our annual report, email us at alliance@commute.org or connect on Twitter @SMCountyCommute.

Toolkit CoverTelework & Flex-Schedules Toolkit

The County of San Mateo's Office of Sustainability recently published a comprehensive resource of lessons learned and strategies for implementing successful telework and flex-schedule programs. The toolkit was funded by the Connect, Redwood City! program and is available for download by clicking on the image to the left.

The toolkit is a resource for other local governments and businesses interested in exploring telework and alternate work schedules.

A one-page summary is available by clicking here. To download the full 106-page document, please click here.

New Video Encourages Commuters to Rethink Their Commute

The team at Commute.org invites you to watch our short video that encourages people who commute to, from or through San Mateo County to use alternatives to get to and from work.
Please share the video with your colleagues and family members. Even using an alternative once a week makes a difference!

Save Money and Get Fit in 2015 by Rethinking Your Commute

How are you doing on those New Year’s resolutions? If yours included exercising regularly, saving money, or balancing work and family life, rethinking your commute may be the easiest way to keep your resolutions. We think the answer to keeping your resolutions can be found by adopting a smarter commute. Here’s why:

Saving Money: Switching from driving alone to public transit, carpool/vanpool, biking or walking can have an immediate impact on your budget. According to the American Public Transportation Association, Bay Area residents who ride public transit can save on average around $900 a month, which adds up to more than $10,800 a year. Simply taking Caltrain, BART or SamTrans a couple of times a week can greatly reduce the amount of money you spend on gas, parking, and vehicle maintenance. And, you get the added bonus of time to nap, read or catch up email while someone else does the driving.

Exercising Regularly: Choosing to walk or bicycle to work or school can integrate exercise into your daily life without requiring a gym membership. The buses, trains and last mile shuttles (visit the Commute.org web site for more information on shuttles) all accommodate bicycles so it is easier than ever to include bicycling into your daily commute. Just by walking 10 minutes to or from a transit station makes it easier to achieve the recommended 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day.

Spending More Time with Family: Telecommuting and flex scheduling are great ways to achieve a better balance between work and family. Eliminating your commute once a week not only gives you more time with your family and friends but also eases the commute for everyone else. More and more businesses in San Mateo County are adopting flexible scheduling to help their employees balance their lives and reduce their stress.

The financial, health and life balance benefits make smarter commuting the perfect choice for a New Year’s resolution. Whether the goal is to get in shape, balance your budget, or spend more time with family, the team at Commute.org believes that you can achieve it and is happy to assist you in your efforts. Visit Commute.org for more information.