There are many benefits to using some form of alternative transportation. Benefits include:

Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) program

Tax Benefits

Provides eligible commuters a free and reliable ride home in the event of an emergency or unscheduled overtime. Register to take advantage of the GRH service.


Commuter Choice Maryland program:

An employer-based program which permits employees to pay for transit/vanpool costs on a pre-tax basis; and/or employers can cover commute costs and earn state and federal tax credits and deductions.



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Protecting the Environment

The American Automobile Association (AAA) calculates the 2008 average cost of driving a new mid-size passenger car 15,000 miles a year at 55.2 cents per mile or $8,280 per year. This includes:

  • Operating costs: gas, 0.1234 cents per mile or $1,852 per year, maintenance and tires at 5.5 cents per mile or $825 per year.
  • Ownership costs: Full coverage insurance, license, registration, taxes, depreciation, and financing (10 percent down; six percent per 5-year loan) at $ 0.375 cents per mile or $5,636 per year.

Calculate your cost of commuting here

According to the Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center - for each gallon of gasoline burned, 20 pounds of carbon dioxide are emitted into our air. The average vehicle emits approximately 12,100 pounds of carbon dioxide emitted per year.



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Young Transportation Services

Young Transportation Services provides you with an efficient, clean and safe commute between Annapolis and the New Carrollton Metro station via the Route 50 corridor.

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