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August 29, 2008 12:00 AM
State's Commuter Lot Use Up 21 Percent
High Gas Prices Push Carpooling Up

JEFFERSON CITY - Commuter parking lots are more popular than ever along Missouri highways, according to the latest figures from the Missouri Department of Transportation.  Nearly 3,000 vehicles used a state-maintained commuter lot on a typical workday this May -- up 21 percent from February.

  "We've seen dramatic growth in commuter lot use this year," said MoDOT Maintenance Liaison Engineer Tim Chojnacki.  There's no doubt that high gas prices are encouraging more and more people to park and ride."

  MoDOT maintains 106 commuter lots statewide, located at access points along major highways.  The latest results show 2,960 vehicles using those lots on a typical summer workday, compared to 2,438 in the spring.

  "We're pleased that more drivers are carpooling to work," Chojnacki said.  "It helps the environment, helps fight traffic congestion, and certainly helps your pocketbook.

  "But there are more than 6,000 total parking spaces available statewide on our commuter lots, so I hope to see usage keep growing," he added.

Visit modot.org for complete details on commuter lot locations and parking capacity, as well as other state and local carpooling information.

Editor's note:  Here's a direct link to MoDOT's commuter lot information:  http://www.modot.org/services/Commuters/CommuterLots.htm

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