The Minneapolis Star Tribune has a nice article today on the green aspects of telecommuting. Apparently MNDOT held a symposium to encourage businesses and government agencies to promote telecommuting.
Carver County was quick to sign up. Scott County has promoted telecommuting for 10 years. Earlier this year I posted an article on Olmsted County’s telecommuting success.
MnDOT is working on an eWork program with a goal to sign up 2,700 participants in the next year. They say if they succeed workers were allowed to work one day a week from home that would mean 1000 fewer rush hour trips in the Twin Cities each day!
Never mind carbon footprint or money save or time – I think the saving on frustration of rush hour driving alone would make that change worth the effort.