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Commuter Choice Maryland offers an extensive menu of commuter transportation services. These can help you play a vital role in reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality, and enhancing the quality of life for everyone while saving money and your sanity. Options available depend on where you work, and may include:
Ridesharing – Carpool/Vanpool Matching - Park and Ride
Register with one of our Rideshare partners to instantly find someone to share your commute, or start your own carpool. The Maryland State Highway Administration maintains a statewide map of existing Park and Ride Facilities. If you are in the Washington metropolitan region, visit Commuter Connections' Rideshare program.
Transit Information
The Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Trip Planner provides information for all bus services in the state along with Baltimore Light Rail, the MARC train, and Washington Metro.  
Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH)
The GRH program is guaranteed to give those using alternative transportation four free rides home per year if you work in the Washington metro area. This program helps you out in the event of an emergency. To learn more about the Guaranteed Ride Home Program, please visit the Maryland Transit Administration's page. To register for the program, please visit our partner website, Commuter Connections ( 
Bicycling & Walking
Several jurisdictions offer Bikeshare services, where commuters can rent a bike for a day, a few times a year, or with other customization options. The Maryland Department of Transportation offers both bicycle riders and pedestrians maps for safe routes, trails, and tips for commuting safely. Find resources for Bicycle and Pedestrian benefits and opportunities through our Bike/Walk homepage
Telework/Cowork Information
More and more employers are offering telework programs. Commuter Choice Maryland can help with that. Some localities, like Cowork Frederick, provide a short trip office alternative to the long commute, as a full-service professional facility where employees can work in an office environment without working at home alone or sitting for hours in traffic to get to their traditional offices. 
Parking “Cash-Out”
Employers that subsidize parking may offer commuters the option to take a benefit of equivalent monetary value instead of the parking subsidy.  An employee choosing a parking “cash-out” may use the money for public transit or another tax-free commute alternative or could receive the “cash-out” as taxable income if they commute via carpooling, bicycling, or walking.  
Road, Traffic, and Toll Info
Please visit our regularly updated links to the left (under Latest Commuter Updates) for real-time traffic and transit info. In addition, the Maryland State Highway Administration has a Highway Development Projects page, which presents the current state of funded highway transportation projects throughout Maryland. The State Highway Administration also maintains information regarding Welcome Centers/Rest Areas and various brochures/publications
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes
Throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, High-Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) and High-Occupany Toll (HOT) lanes are becoming more common. Visit the Maryland State Highway Administration's page for a list of FAQ's regarding these lanes. You may order a Maryland EZ-Pass through the Maryland Transportation Authority. 
Baltimore Transit
As Maryland's most populous city, Baltimore offers a variety of transit options. In addition to Maryland Transit Administration's Trip Planner tool, commuters may purchase various Transit Passes, receive transit email/text alerts, view and download transit service maps, access transit information for visitors, and read about current and pending transit projects. Finally for a more unique means of transit, the Baltimore Water Taxi has six routes to help commuters get in and around the Baltimore Inner Harbor and the recently-launched Baltimore Bikeshare offers power-assisted commuting on two wheels!. 
Washington Transit
As the nation's capital, Washington and the surrounding metro area provide a panoply of transit options. Visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for a trip planner tool, a transit Smart Trip Card (which is also valid on Baltimore Transit), transit alerts, and many other options for your commute into, out of, and throughout the District of Columbia.