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SchoolPool Makes Carpooling Kids to School Easier

With the school year approaching, Commuter Connections is offering SchoolPool, a new, free service to connect parents of children who attend the same school and are interested in sharing driving duties.  In addition, SchoolPool can match parents who want to form bicycling and walking groups to school for their children.

SchoolPool only shares the parents’ contact information in order to protect the safety of their children.  Once parents are registered, they can call or email other parents participating in the service.  “The SchoolProgram was designed to help alleviate some of the traffic congestion in and around schools and make it easier for parents to get their children to and from school,” said Nicholas Ramfos, Director of Commuter Connections.

While many families rely on their public school systems’ bus networks, other students, including those that attend private schools, can benefit from SchoolPool.  Thus far, almost a dozen schools from Frederick County to St. Mary’s County, Maryland have registered with the service, and Commuter Connections encourages additional schools in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia to participate.  For more information, please visit: www.commuterconnections.org/schoolpool 

Participating Schools:

Frederick County, MD –Public Schools
Carroll Manor Elementary
Centerville Elementary
Thurmont Elementary

Archdiocese of Washington – Catholic/Parochial
St Peter’s Catholic School
St Mary’s Catholic School
St Mary, Star of the Sea School

Southern Md – Private/Parochial
Grace Lutheran School and Church
Grace Christian Academy of MD
The Calverton School
Southern Md Christian Academy
High Road School of Southern Md

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Commuter Connections is a program of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Commuter Connections promotes bicycling to work, ridesharing and other alternatives to drive alone commuting, and provides ridematching for carpools and vanpools and offers the free Guaranteed Ride Home program. Commuter Connections is funded by the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and U.S. Departments of Transportation.

www.commuterconnections.org

www.mwcog.org

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Release Date: Aug 16, 2011
Contact: Steven Kania
Phone: 202-962-3249


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