Green Your Commute
To green your commute, there are a range of options available that are good for your pocketbook and good for the planet. County employees can do their part by using the green fleet for work-related activities whenever possible. Other easy options include carpooling to work, taking the train for weekend trips, or riding your bike to run errands. You don't have to give up your car every day, but carpooling or biking even once or twice a week helps reduce your environmental impact. If we each do our small part, collectively we can make a difference.
Carpool to Work
Organize your own carpool with coworkers or use the County's rideshare program. When you register with VCTC Ride Matching, they will create a customized RideGuide tailored to your individual situation, help you find people to carpool with, and recommend local lots where you can park your car. Through the Countywide Guaranteed Ride Home Program, if you ever miss your bus or carpool because of working late, etc., your taxi fare will be reimbursed (with certain restrictions).
Ride Your Bike
Taking your bike not only saves you gas and money, it is also a great way to get in shape and can be fun. You will get more exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and may even get into shape without really trying. To get started, try biking on the weekend for a fun family outing or to run simple errands.
Take the Bus
As gas prices rise, there is no better time to try taking the bus. Whether you want to commute to work or take a day trip, the County now offers seven local transit options. To make it even easier, you can purchase a Go Ventura Bus Pass that lets you travel on most transit systems throughout the County. To find a stop near you, check out VISTA, a countywide service that connects Camarillo with Thousand Oaks, Oxnard, and Ventura.