Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services at Northern Illinois University is proud to
offer this free carpool service to students, faculty, and staff. This service is intended
to reduce commuting costs, ease parking congestion on campus, and promote informal interactions
among students, faculty, and staff at NIU. The IRS estimates that commuting costs (gas, maintenance,
and depreciation) average about 55 cents/mile, which is over $330/month for a 50-mile, 3-day/week
commute. Carpooling is a great way to cut those transportation costs by 50-75% or more, depending
on the number of people in your carpool group.
The Carpool Connections service is a secure database that will match you up with other
commuters in your area through anonymous e-mails generated within the database. You will be notified
by e-mail when you have been matched with another commuter, but your personal information is not
shared until you decide it should be. We are encouraging potential carpool participants to make
their initial meeting at the Off-Campus & Non-Traditional Student Services lounge in the lower
level of the Holmes Student Center, room 023J.
Take a few minutes to log in and create your user profile and become part of a group of people
interested in reducing commuter stress, parking congestion, saving money, and helping the environment!
Call 815-753-9999 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
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