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2014-02-06 12:20:28

SAN LEANDRO, California, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Average commute time for small business employees nationwide is 28.7 minutes TriNet [http://www.trinet.com/?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=PressRelease&utm_campaign=TBD ], a leading cloud-based provider of HR services [http://www.trinet.com/solutions/core_services/default.htm?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=PressRelease&utm_campaign=TBD ] , today announced the findings of the January issue of its TriNet...

2013-10-26 23:01:33

Telecommuters take fewer “fake” sick days because of the increased ability to manage small personal tasks during the day without having to use an allotted personal day or sick day to do so. (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 Business telecommunications have developed to allow for greater mobility in the US workforce and a growing number of companies are extending the work-from-home option to employees as a way to save money, increase productivity, and keep their workers longer. The telecom...

2013-10-21 23:03:01

Sqwiggle is helping Bay Area commuters overcome the BART strike by making it incredibly easy for them to telecommute from home and at no cost. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Sqwiggle is making a splash by eliminating the frustration of transit strikes, commuter traffic and painful commute delays. The tech company has created a cloud-based office that allows people from anywhere in the world to work face-to-face all day with their managers and their teams through a live...

2013-10-18 12:20:09

- 3,592 commuters looking for rides though Carma Carpooling app - SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- After a number of close shaves, BART trains finally came to a standstill last night, adding 200,000 additional commuters to Bay Area highways. Today's traffic will be unbearable, and rush-hour commutes are predicted to take up to 2.5 hours. "The closest thing there is (to BART's capacity) is the unused seats in people's cars," John Goodwin, MTC spokesman recently advised. "We have...

2013-10-11 16:21:00

- Carpooling identified as "only viable solution" - SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area commuters are once again looking at nightmarish traffic on Monday, as the United States' fifth largest commuter rail network will shut down on Sunday at midnight, according to the strike notice issued by Union leaders early this morning. If the strike continues as planned, hundreds of thousands of BART riders will be desperately seeking alternative methods of getting to their...

2013-08-02 16:21:33

200,000 riders seeking carpool alternatives for Monday in San Francisco Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in its history, BART will be suffering through two strikes within one month if the next BART strike kicks off on August 5th as is currently anticipated. Riders who depend on BART services are being advised to turn to carpooling as their best option because the additional bus, ferry and Caltrain services only add up to serving about 35,000 of...

2013-08-01 16:20:29

Company Introduces Carpooling 'Super Hubs' To Ease BART Strike Carmageddon SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as the memory of 200,000 riders left stranded in early July begins to fade, the threat of another BART strike looms over the Bay Area. During the early July strike, 60,000 extra vehicles on the road caused gridlocked highways and hour-long backups throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Next week, commuters can expect the same. To address this, carpooling...

2013-07-02 12:21:47

- BART Strike Chaos Unleashes Unbearable Commute - SAN FRANCISCO, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With a reported 60,000 extra cars flooding the streets of San Francisco due to the BART strike, the worst traffic in 15 years has descended upon the city and the Bay Area. The majority of cars travelling into San Francisco are still shockingly empty of passengers. This is largely due to the perceived difficulty in finding ridesharing partners. Tens of thousands of commuters, however, are...

2013-06-09 23:01:04

anOrigin Inc is pleased to announce its new app, myTransAlert, which makes mass transit commute hassle-free by providing automated alerts with information on train and bus departures as commuters approach their station. The app provides real-time train and bus status to minimize frustration of missing the train or bus. (PRWEB) June 09, 2013 anOrigin Inc. announces the recent launch of an app for iPhone users called myTransAlert (mTA), aimed at making mass transit commuting easy and...

Active Commuting On The Rise In Some Cities
2013-05-29 15:14:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new report in the American Journal of Health Behavior, having a spouse or coworker who rides a bicycle into work makes it more likely that you will do the same. "Social influences are important, specifically interpersonal influences, such as spouses and co-workers," said study co-author Melissa Bopp, an assistant professor of kinesiology at Penn State. Bopp and two colleagues began their study by looking into...