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More than 11K sign up for FDOT's 'Commute Connector' mobile app

Posted at 5:13 AM, Aug 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-23 17:43:20-04

BARTOW, Fla. —The Florida Department of Transportation says more than 11,000 people have signed up for its Commute Connector app.

ABC Action News first reported on the app in July. Now, FDOT officials say there are nearly 200 active members.

The app helps users connect with carpooling partners or plan their commute by transit.

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“Folks should look at it, take advantage of it, explore it as a possibility,” said Brian Rick, FDOT District 1 communications specialist. “Think of the benefits of actually going with a carpool, bringing your laptop as you share the ride.”

According to FDOT, the app is available to residents or employees of Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee, Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk and Sarasota counties.

Commuters are rewarded with coupons and discounts after logging trips in the app. If something unexpected comes up, participants can qualify for the Emergency Ride Home Program.

You can find more information here.