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State DOT Promotes Ridesharing Week

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All this week, the state Department of Transportation is urging Connecticut commuters to share a ride.

The DOT is promoting CTrides Week through Friday.

The goal is to get drivers, for at least one day, to take advantage of several ride-sharing options instead of driving alone.

DOT Commissioner James Redeker said the week gives the department the opportunity to showcase advantages of using ridesharing and greener travel options available statewide.

A number of government agencies, planning agencies, educational institutions, and non-profits have committed to promoting CTrides events.

Officials say sharing a ride can have a positive impact on the environment by helping to reduce CO2 emissions.

Also, they say a commuter who switches to public transportation has the added benefit of a less stressful commute.

For more information, commuters are urged to visit http://www.CTrides.com.

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