Ride Solutions

So, are the gas prices driving you crazy? Are you looking for alternatives to high gas prices? Visit the good folks at Ride Solutions.http://www.ridesolutions.org/index.shtmlRIDE Solutions is a regional ridesharing program operated by the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission in cooperation with the New River Valley Planning District Commission. It is a grant-funded program that provides FREE carpool matching services for citizens of the Roanoke and New River Valley regions and surrounding areas within southwestern Virginia. We work with individuals to facilitate one-on-one carpool matches, and with employers to create company-wide alternative transportation programs.My friend Jeremy is the Program Director and would love to hear from you and work with you on a ride solution that would fit your needs.John

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  1. Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity says:

    And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that I work from home because I don’t have to carpool nor do I have to worry about gas.. unless of course, I am running children all over God’s green earth, but that’s not so bad.. much better than running them all over AND having to drive to work everyday…how do you do it with all the meetings that you’re in… oh wait, you’re important because you go to a lot of meetings, so therefore, you probably make enough money to cover it… :Dhave an awesome time at the beach… let me know more about the tweetup when you know and I’ll be there with bells on.. :D

  2. Drilling won’t help, at least not anytime soon – the Energy Department estimates it would take at the very least 8 years before any new sources of oil would hit the market even if we started tomorrow. Some estimates even push that number out to 20 years. Even then, any oil we discover/pump gets sold on a world-wide market, and we have so little (<4% of world supplies) oil that the effect on prices would be minimal.Reducing consumption by using mass transit, carpooling and biking are probably better short term answers. Those are your low-hanging grapes, the ones we should grab first, and will have the quickest impact on our wallets.What happened yesterday was market manipulation in it’s purest form – the oil companies used the threat of Hurricane Ike as an excuse to threaten consumers with a price spike – which in turn led consumers to horde supplies trying to beat the price increase. In short, we were played for chumps, all because the recent drop in crude oil prices means less profit for Big Oil.It’s the oldest trick in the book – use some kind of boogey man (in the 50’s and 60’s it was race, more recently it’s been terrorism and gay people) to scare the populace, then play off that fear to cement your power/line your pocket.I get the feeling people are finally starting to see through it, though.

  3. Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity says:

    And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that I work from home because I don’t have to carpool nor do I have to worry about gas.. unless of course, I am running children all over God’s green earth, but that’s not so bad.. much better than running them all over AND having to drive to work everyday…how do you do it with all the meetings that you’re in… oh wait, you’re important because you go to a lot of meetings, so therefore, you probably make enough money to cover it… :Dhave an awesome time at the beach… let me know more about the tweetup when you know and I’ll be there with bells on.. :D

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