Saturday July 20th, 2019 4:10AM

Forsyth County employees encouraged to use ride-sharing

By Rebecca Hubbard Reporter/Anchor

People who work for Forsyth County will be encouraged to use a new carpool program through the popular Waze company.

County Manager Eric Johnson explained how it works and said, "This is a different version of ride-sharing because, in effect, the driver is reimbursed by each the riders. But Waze subsidizes that for the first 60-day trial period."

He said the county could take over the subsidized portion of the program after evaluating the success and discussing details about the cost, but that isn't mandatory.

He added, "Certainly it's cheaper than widening our roads and we all know how challenging it is to park particularly at this building on the days when the courts have heavy activity. So, I don't think there's any downside to it." 

He added that 40% of county employees commute to work from outside of Forsyth County.

County Attorney Ken Jarrard says Johns Creek is one of other nearby governments that use the service.

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