Council of Governments- Guaranteed Ride Home


  • Is your solo commute killing your happiness?

    Traffic in the Washington, DC area can be challenging at times. For many people, accepting a job that pays more money even though it requires a longer commute, or stay in your current position is a decision that they have to make. A lucrative opportunity that appears to be the key to success can be tempting, but research shows the detriment of a longer commute may outweigh the benefits of earning more money.

  • Top carpool percentages by city

    Carpooling to work is a great way to save money and not place wear and tear on your car. Carpooling is very popular among cities across the United States. Using data from the American Community Survey, we looked at cities larger than 30,000 and found the top 15 cities with the highest percentages of working-age people who carpool to work.

  • How much is your car costing you?

    According to AAA, it costs an average of $8,849 to operate the average car for 2018, or about $734 per month.The figure is calculated based on the cost of fuel, maintenance, repairs, insurance, license/registration/taxes, depreciation and loan interest. So, how much is your car costing you? This gallery takes a look at the different costs associated with owning a car.