Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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RIDESHARE - Commuter environmental information

  • After you register with RIDESHARE you can track your commute each day and run reports that compute your cost savings, pollution and greenhouse gas reductions. Log in with your email address and password and click on "Track your Commute Monthly."
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  • Did you know that your personal style of driving could have a significant impact on the environment. Check out your personal eco-driving skills.
  • Check out these individual actions you can take to improve air quality as you travel.
  • Learn more about environmental issues on the EPA website and calculate your household emissions.
  • Use our Calculator to calculate your commuting costs and environmental impact.

  • What is your environmental footprint? Calculate the amount of CO2 you personally emit per year.
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
    • Provides environmental rideshare benefits. The average passenger car contributes annually:
      • 21 pounds of hydrocarbons
      • 234 pounds of carbon monoxide
      • 17 pounds of nitrogen oxides
      • 9,631 pounds of CO
    • Automobiles and light trucks are considered one of the largest contributors to air quality problems. EPA estimates from 2008 show that these vehicles accounted for:
      • 22 percent of total hydrocarbon emissions
      • 50 percent of the total CO emissions
      • 32 percent of the NOx emissions
      • 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions

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Last modified: July 19, 2013

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