Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

36 of 46
BACKNEXT
Warren Jackson: Carpooling pays off
Warren Jackson: Carpooling pays off
High gas prices pushed Warren Jackson to start carpooling. Now he says he'll "never go back to commuting alone."
Scientist, 54, San Francisco, Calif.

I commute 72 miles round trip each day. I've started carpooling with three other people. I've cut my commute gas consumption by near 70%. I used to fill up every 3.5 days and now it is every 15 days.

In two and half months we have saved 12,000 commute miles between us. The best part is the social aspect of carpooling. I learn about restaurants, movies, events, investments, etc from my carpool buddies.

Also driving in traffic is much less stressful if you are in a conversation with others. The best thing of all is that you can immediately start carpooling. You don't need big new expenditures or special government legislation. I will never go back to commuting alone - even if gasoline prices drop.

NEXT: Deidra Hodge: Stretched paycheck
Last updated September 25 2008: 3:44 PM ET
 
iReport
iReport
iReport.com: Your money
How is the economy affecting your everyday life? Tell us about how your money situation has changed - or stayed the same - in the last few months. What's your biggest economic worry? Send us your photos and videos, or email us and share your story.
 
More Galleries
This Indian university cranks out top-tier tech execs Many graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology have gone on to start and lead global tech companies. Here are a few of the most notable alums. More
Most valuable American car up for auction Carroll Shelby's own very first Shelby Cobra will be sold in August. It's almost certain to be the most valuable American car ever sold. More
Kilts business wants to end "tyranny of trousers" for men Utilikilts founder Steven Villegas wants utility kilts to replace pants as mainstream menswear. More

Special Offer