When two or more people commute in a car for work or school purposes, it’s called a carpool.
Arrangements may vary. One person may drive and split costs such as gas and parking with passengers or carpoolers may choose to alternate driving and not split costs.
When seven to fifteen people commute to work or school in a passenger van, it’s called a vanpool.
Vanpools are usually used for longer commutes of 20 or more miles each way.
Bicycling is a great way to commute to school or work. While on your ride, you can enjoy beautiful scenery, great exercise and a rewarding feeling of reducing polluting emissions in our air.
Public transportation services are available throughout Kern County. If you set up an account on the carpool and vanpool matching website, you may find public transit routes to help you with your commute.
Sperling’s Best Places and Intel Corporation study (spring 2006) identified the best cities for telework based on typical commute times, fuel prices, availability of broadband Internet access, and percentage of the population in telework-friendly jobs. The study also considered climate and potential for natural hazards. Bakersfield was listed in thirteenth place on the list of sixteen small cities
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