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Website Connects Commuters With Rides in Northwest Michigan

News Release
June 5, 2013

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Dan Boss, Program Publicity Specialist
(231) 929-5047


Website Connects Commuters With Rides in Northwest Michigan


TRAVERSE CITY, MI—The Northwest Michigan Ride Share Connection website has been updated to make it easier for commuters to find or offer rides in northwest Michigan. can help local residents reduce traffic, save energy, and make friends who value smart commute options. The website is a project of the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments (NWMCOG) and is aligned with The Grand Vision.

“For a variety of reasons, including cost, ease, and safety, more and more people are considering carpooling,” said Matt McCauley, NWMCOG director for regional planning and community development. “ is a collaborative effort by a variety of public and private stakeholders in the region wishing to provide an easy-to-use tool for those wishing to explore a viable commuting option.” allows people looking for rides or riders to enter information about where they are driving to and from and when they are leaving and returning. Along with information about local rides there is also an option for people doing single trips to places like Lansing, Grand Rapids, or Detroit. Other resources include links to public transit agencies, a park & ride map, and tips for commuters. is funded in part by the Michigan Department of Transportation and the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.


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- Susan Odom, Chair, Suttons Bay Township Planning Commission