As the Southern Maryland region reopens and businesses welcome employees back into the office, commuters can take advantage of a new incentive to further help reduce the expenses of an already cost-effective form of public transportation. In partnership with Commute with Enterprise, the Tri-County Council is helping to increase the use of a shared mobility option: vanpooling.

The Tri-County Council created the pilot program, providing a $300 subsidy per van per month to commuters living or working in the Tri-County area including St. Marys, Charles and Calvert counties. The subsidy can also be combined with other regional subsidy programs if the vanpool group is eligible for both, according to a release.

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