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Average Birmingham commuter wastes 32 hours per year in traffic and 21 gallons of fuel*.

Do you ever sit in traffic and think, “there has to be a better way to get to work?” Well, you’re in the right place. CommuteSmart is here to help everyone enjoy an easier commute and reduce air pollution in Jefferson and Shelby counties.

For commuters, CommuteSmart offers free online ridematching, carpool and vanpool services, the Emergency Ride Home program and more. We can help you find a commute alternative from home to work and back

For employers, CommuteSmart works hand in hand with companies and organizations to develop tailored commuter programs that benefit both the company and their employees. Here is a list of alternative commute options that may qualify you to receive a quarterly incentive.

Carpool Carpooling
Vanpool Vanpooling
Walking Walking
Biking Biking
Transit Transit
Teleworking Teleworking

*Texas Transportation Institute Urban Mobility Study 2007


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1 Cost per mile include maintenance, insurance, et cetera. AAA reports the current average is .585 as of Dec. 2010.
2 Cost of vanpooling based on the CommuteSmart Vanpool Program Fare Schedule effective 2012. For more information visit the vanpool page.

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