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the loneliness of the high-occupancy hawker

U.S. Office of Price Administration poster by Weimer Pursell, 1943, from 

Carpooling vs Hitler.jpgI went out for coffee the other day with Susan Gluss, who has a job you would have to pay me a lot of money to do: Promote the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s 511 Rideshare program.

Lucky for her, she’s got money to hand out right now in the form of free gas or groceries from Safeway. In three months of the program, they’ve signed up 400 new carpoolers, each of whom is eligible to collect a maximum of $100 of these “Rideshare Rewards.’’

Susan is a lovely  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on Thursday, August 3rd, 2006
Under: 511, Carpooling, Funding, Transit vs. driving | No Comments »