Friday, November 25, 2011
With school back in session after the holiday, the City of Colorado Springs Metro Rides group offers a free schoolpool service that can help with school transportation needs. The Metro Rides’ program provides a free carpool matching service for parents. It’s easy to sign up, just fill out a Schoolpool application and send it in; you’ll receive a list of parents in your neighborhood with children who attend the same school who are also interested. You can then contact each other to start a carpool. You can also receive an application by mail if you contact Metro Rides at 385-7433, option #2. Schoolpools can help reduce congestion at school drop-off and pick-up areas, save time and money and help improve air quality by reducing the number of vehicles on the roadways. For more information, call 385-RIDE or visit www.mmtransit.com.