If you're considering sharing the ride as a means of commuting, there are many benefits to be enjoyed.
Arrive Feeling Relaxed
In 100 years, we've gone from horse and buggy to millions of cars on paved roads. Increased road rage and gridlock affect everyone. One of the greatest benefits of sharing the ride to work is taking the stress out of driving. Rather than beginning the day irritated from fighting traffic and searching endlessly for parking, you'll arrive ready to take on the task at hand.
Ridesharing can dramatically reduce these costs and in some cases can eliminate the need for that costly second family vehicle.
Ensure a Healthy Environment for Future Generations
There is another, more tragic cost related to automobile use: degradation of our environment. Every day, millions of vehicles pump pollutants into our atmosphere. Some of these fall to earth, fouling streams and contaminating crops. Others rise into the stratosphere, damaging the ozone layer and causing global climate warming - the "greenhouse effect".
Still more of these pollutants cling close to earth, inhaled with every breath we take. Air pollution is a proven cause in several lung ailments, from asthma to emphysema.
Carpooling reduces the impact of automobiles on our roadways and our environment very simply -
Free parking on bad/hot weather days for registered biker/walkers.
For registered walk/bike commuters, there will be no charge for parking in the DeVry campus parking lots nor will any parking violations be incurred during bad weather days. Bad weather days are defined as rainy or stormy conditions, or days in which the temperature exceeds 110 degrees.
Parking Lot Attendants have been informed of this policy and will administer accordingly. Should a walk/bike commuter receive a parking violation in error, he/she should bring this to the attention of the Director of Student Services for proper handling.
Registered walk/bike commuters may call the Student Services department to inquire whether bad weather conditions exist.
No Parking Fines
There are No Parking zones on both 22nd Avenue and Alice Avenue. (The streets immediately adjacent to the DeVry-Phoenix campus) These zones are monitored by the City of Phoenix Police Department and carry stiff fines.
Guaranteed Ride Home Program
If a registered member of the trip reduction program needs an emergency ride home, DeVry will provide a taxi for that person and pick up the tab. Drop by student services for more information.
The circumstances and use of our company's Guaranteed Ride Home Program are:
- All employees and students who use an alternate mode of transportation and register in the Student Services department may participate in our guaranteed ride home program (GRH). To register as an alternate mode user (AMU), contact the Student Services Department for the proper procedure.
- Student AMUs will be provided - and limited to one (1) emergency ride in each year beginning with their registration in the program. Employee AMUs will be provided - and limited to one (1) emergency ride in each semester.
- Emergency rides may not be accumulated or carried over.
- Transportation will be provided to registered AMUs who encounter the following circumstances during the work/school day:
- Unexpected severe illness of an immediate family member-includes spouse, children, mother, father, sister, brother, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandparents, grandchildren, son-in-law, and daughter-in-law.
- Unexpected severe illness
- Inclement weather - precipitation, extreme heat, or high winds - at the close of the business day (walkers and bike riders only)
- Missed bus due to required overtime only - tardiness will not be covered
- Carpool driver has been delayed due to unexpected required overtime or who left school/work because of personal emergency (thus stranding riders)
- The Director of Student Services must approve emergency transportation use.
- The guaranteed ride home will be provided by a taxi, with 100% of the fare reimbursed. Reimbursement will be made by sending a request with the taxi fare receipt to the Director of Student Services.
- DeVry absence policies and practices remain in force in situations when an AMU uses emergency transportation.