Concerns about Commuting Another Way? Your Problems Solved!

You need your car during the day...
Be the designated driver of your carpool and drive your car every day. Share the expenses with your rider(s) and you've reduced your commuting costs.
 
You need access to a car during the day...
Sign up for ZipCar, the communal vehicle sharing program and take one of Bowdoin's 2 zipcars out for errands during the day.
You have to miss work or be late unexpectedly...
Call the driver of your vanpool or carpool, or the person before you on the pick-up route and let them know. Then drive to work without penalty.
 
You need to leave work quickly due to an emergency at home or school...
Register with GoMaine and use the Emergency Ride Home guarantee and take a taxi or rental car home for a limited number of times and you'll be reimbursed - no strings attached.
 
You have to take your child to daycare...
Meet your carpool partner(s) at the daycare center or some other convenient location like a Park & Ride lot after you drop off your child.
 
You have to carry supplies, making biking difficult...
Buy panniers for your bike or opt to carpool rather than bike on days when you need to carry things.