In an e-mail to the University community, President Susan Cole has announced the launch of a new campus carpooling network available to students, faculty and staff. The following is the text of the e-mail:
The rising cost of fuel has become an increasing hardship for many employees who travel to and from campus by car. It has come to my attention that members of the Montclair State University community, in an effort to share the cost of travel, have begun informally to exchange commuting information with colleagues for the purposes of arranging carpooling.
For both economic and ecological reasons, carpooling is to be both commended and encouraged. It also benefits the entire University community by decreasing the number of cars on campus, thereby improving access, parking and the campus environment.
Therefore, in response to our employees’ growing interest in carpooling, the University is offering a new Web tool to make it easier for Montclair State employees to find geographic matches for the purpose of creating carpool arrangements. This system is protected by MSU Net ID log-in and is available only for MSU employees.
To find other MSU employeeswho may have travel routes that match your own, visit http://www.montclair.edu/carpool
You may also view a video tutorial on how to use the MSU carpooling matching system by visiting http://www.montclair.edu/carpool/help_video.php
Additionally, the University encourages all employees to learn about all commuting alternatives, including mass transit, at the Transportation and Parking Services site at http://www.montclair.edu/facilities/fs/taps/index.html
For further information on carpooling, vanpooling, the New Jersey State Ridesharing program, and other alternative means of transportation, visit the carpooling/vanpooling Web page at http://www.montclair.edu/facilities/fs/taps/carpooling.html
I wish you all safe and economic travels in the good company of your colleagues!
Susan A. Cole
Read a Herald News article about the program here.