EPA, DOT say: Leave your car at home

EPA, DOT say: Leave your car at home

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Transportation Department have joined forces on an interagency Web site that promotes commuting alternatives.

The site, www.commuterchoice.gov, supports the Commuter Choice Leadership Initiative, a business-government partnership led by the two agencies, EPA spokeswoman Cathy Milbourn said.

The partnership seeks 'to make outstanding commuter benefits a standard workplace benefit,' said Stephan Sylvan, a manager in EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality.

Transportation developed the algorithms for the site's business benefits calculator, which estimates pollution savings and financial advantages for employers that set up commuter programs. EPA designed the user interface.

Among agencies already on the initiative's list of Commuter Choice Employers are four regional EPA offices, the Geological Survey's Boulder, Colo., campus and the Sacramento, Calif., district of the Army Corps of Engineers.

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