On Friday, Aug. 1, at noon in Curia II, the Sustainability Committee and Chris Rose and Michael Groh, representatives from local public transportation agency Pace, will host a question-and-answer session on a new Call-n-Ride program expected to begin in October at Fermilab. Those interested in ridesharing are invited to attend.
Friday’s meeting is a result of the lab’s interest in greener commuting. In April, Fermilab’s Sustainability Committee distributed a survey to determine employee and user interest in commuting by train and in taking a shuttle from a nearby train station to the laboratory. In the intervening months, members of the Sustainability Committee have worked with Pace to incorporate Fermilab in its daily route.
Of the 413 individuals who took the survey, 59 percent said they would take a free or low-cost shuttle between the laboratory and the Geneva train station on the Union-Pacific West line. 176 people answered yes or maybe to the question, “If this service was provided by a Pace bus service for a fee, would you use it?”
If you are interested to hear what Pace has to say, plan to attend Friday’s meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.