Employers Unite to Push Ride-Sharing

In an effort to relieve downtown Glendale traffic congestion and improve air quality, 15 major employers have moved to seek state money for a computerized ride-sharing program.

The businesses formed a corporation called the Glendale Traffic Management Assn., which represents the first coordinated effort by private businesses in conjunction with the city to reduce street congestion.

The group is attempting to meet a June 30 deadline to apply for a $60,000 grant in matching funds from the state Department of Transportation.

The Glendale Chamber of Commerce has been working with businesses and the city since January to form the association to help employers meet state-mandated rules imposed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District to reduce the number of automobiles that employees drive to work.

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