Talk to your supervisor about adopting an alternate work schedule. Work four 10-hour days a week or adopt a 9/80 schedule to have one day off every other week. Save on commuting emissions AND develop a better work-life balance. Alternate work schedule details including LMS-PROC-102 are available on Inside Argonne. (Hyperlinks accessible to employees on site or through VPN)
Bike Share & Employee Bike Commuter Blog/Resources
Argonne’s Bike Share program provides an alternative to automobile use for travel around the laboratory site and it promotes sustainability and wellness in the workplace. Check out the Bike Share & Employee Bike Commuter Blog for bike-to-work resources and Bike Share Program information. Employees are encouraged to post helpful biking tips for others on the employee biking discussion forum.
Chicagoland Metra system map
Find your nearest Metra station and train routes on this interactive map.
Chicago & suburbs trip planning tool
Route your next drive, walk or bike ride with this interactive Chicagoland map and trip planning tool. Choose your preferred mode of transportation, whether it be by train, bus, car, bicycle or just your own two legs, the trip planning tool with enable you to find the quickest, least costly way to get to your destination.
Find other employees to carpool, vanpool or bike to work with on GreenRide Connect. Connect with employees who live near your route to work and whose work schedules synch with yours. Track your commuting and see your actual money savings and environmental benefits.
Pace bus routes
Find Pace bus routes that best suit your commuting needs.
Two Pace buses (route 715) drop off employees at Argonne Main Gate in the morning at 7:35 a.m. and 8:55 a.m. One Pace bus (route 715) picks up employees at Argonne Main Gate in the evening at 5:35 p.m.
Vanpooling saves money on gas and reduces stress. Pace provides the van, gas, carwashes, insurance, toll money, vehicle maintenance, roadside assistance and emergency rides home. Vanpool drivers ride for free and get 300 personal van miles per month. Vanpool FAQs are available online. Interested in vanpooling? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-Tax Commuter Benefit
To encourage “green” commuting, Argonne has reserved parking spaces across campus for High-Efficiency Vehicles (HEVs), carpools and vanpools. See FAQs for information on what constitutes an HEV or carpool.
Work from home! A day a week or a day a month… Speak with your supervisor about setting up a telecommuting schedule that fits your job role, promotes a healthy work-life balance and enables you to reduce your commuting costs and emissions. Computing & Information Systems offers tools for telecommuting and working remotely including:
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access Argonne resources
- Wake up your computer if power management policies have been applied
- Connect to your work computer by using Remote Desktop
- Log into email: Outlook, Zimbra
- Send instant messages with Jabber
- Argonne voice mail and teleconferencing services
- Adobe Connect for web conferencing
- Cyber security for home computers
- Upload a file for retrieval by others (login required)
- Argonne SharePoint Server (login required)