# Are You Interested in Carpooling to Penn College?

Published 04.23.2008

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Faculty & Staff
The Energy Conservation Subcommittee has a new initiative to see if members of the Pennsylvania College of Technology community are interested in carpooling.

Why Carpool?

• There are 900 full-time employees at Penn College

• If each employee averages 20 miles a day commuting to work, that is 18,000 miles driven each day

• If the vehicles average 20 miles per gallon, that represents a total of 900 gallons of gasoline consumed each day

• If gasoline costs \$3.50 per gallon,those 900 gallons cost \$3,150

What Does This Mean for You?

• One person (you?) drives about 100 miles a week to get to and from work

• You use 5 gallons of gasoline a week for your commute

• You spend \$17.50 each week for fuel and you emit 100 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, along with other pollutants

• If you carpool, you save lots of money and pollution, not to mention wear and tear on your vehicle (and you will make new friends, too).

Question: What is the major hurdle to carpooling
Answer: Finding others that travel your direction at convenient times for all.
Solution: E-mail the subcommittee's carpooling clearinghouse with your information: Your home location (such as, east side of Muncy) and your work hours. Someone from the subcommittee will get back to you to take the next step.