Would you carpool to work if you were paid $2 per day to do it?
Seems like those in the DC Metro area are willing to try just about anything to reduce traffic congestion.
Regional transportation officials say they'll start paying people to carpool.
service run by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. It's
the latest effort to reduce congestion on key corridors
Basically, they'll buy the coffee if you'll ride with someone else.
While this may sound a little off the wall, if local governments here in North Carolina were serious about reducing congestion, they would try incentives such as this before building expensive, ineffective light rail. The Blue Line in Charlotte costs about $6.30 per rider to operate. Charlotte would be better off not running the trains and handing a fiver to every person to carpool.
But as we know, rail transit isn't about reducing congestion, it's about central planning.