San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) August 22, 2005
Congested roadways cost American drivers 3.6 billion hours and 5.7 billion gallons of wasted fuel annually.
Over three million Americans endure daily commutes of 90 minutes or more each way to work. They are among the fastest-growing segment of commuters, according to a U.S. Census study. Commuters are facing longer drives to work every day, and help seems to be very slow to arrive.
Today more than ever, Commuters need all the help they can get. A new website named CommuterResource.com was launched recently by J.L. Gilbert & Company, Inc. to address the issues commuters face by providing information, products and services aimed at making the daily commute a little less painful. Commuters from San Diego to Boston will find transportation options and local resources aimed at improving the workday journey.
Because of soaring real estate prices, workers are relocating to more affordable outlying areas and traveling greater distances to their jobs. Daily travel times continue to increase as more and more long distance commuters are added to already stressed transportation systems. With no end in sight and government programs that are woefully overdue, people need to explore all their commuting options.
Since launching CommuterResource.com, the website has provided services such as locating carpool partners for a commuter in Los Angeles, to assisting a Philadelphia commuter to find the correct train schedule. ÂThe goal of the website is to be an advocate for the American commuterÂ said Jim Gilbert, creator of CommuterResource.com. ÂMillions of people in this country waste tremendous amounts of time traveling to work. If we can help some of them reduce the amount of time spent commuting, or at least use the time in a more productive manner, our goal will be achieved.Â