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Best-Practices

2012-08-15 01:00:00 UTC by terrance macgregor

Best Practices:


When you are connecting with someone for the first time, it is important to share only as much information as you can to establish trust.  Email is the first gateway and it is a big step.  Cowtrip is currently just like Craigslist in this regard.  It is the wild wild west when it comes to contacting people.  Most people are trust...

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Your Herd Has Arrived!

2012-06-20 00:00:00 UTC by Erin

CowTrip has a great new feature!


Check out the new 'Herd' tab at the top of the site. Now you can easily connect with other cowmuters to save you money and build that sense of community that commuting so often destroys.


It's so simple to use too! Just make sure your profile is updated with your home and work addresses, and then use the filters on the 'Herd' tab to look for ot...

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CowTrip For Breakfast?

2012-06-14 00:00:00 UTC by terrance macgregor

CowTrip is proud to present at the next Baltimore Technical Breakfast on June 27th. If you want to see someone make a fool of himself, this will be a good opportunity. Terry will be talking! 

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Going Green

2012-06-12 00:00:00 UTC by Erin

The Cow wants you to Go Green!


Going green means more pastures to roam and less global warming. How do we calculate your footprint? Well, we are still working out the details about you, so we are taking simple steps to make estimates for your carbon footprint. If you haven't read these emission facts y...

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Job Alerts

2012-06-09 00:00:00 UTC by terrance macgregor

If you are not happy with your commute, just click on our job alert option. We will help you find the best cowmunities to land a job that will improve your score. We have plans for this, but that barn hasn't been raised yet. We are still learning more about what you need. If you are interested in this feature and would like to work with us, please reach out to us at team@cowtrip.com.

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Cool Image on the Dangers of Commuting

2012-06-07 00:00:00 UTC by Erin

Killer Commute
Created by: CollegeAtHome.com

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Pasture Map

2012-06-05 00:00:00 UTC by terrance macgregor

In business, knowing where your employees are coming from is key. CowTrip helps you understand this in a very intuitive way. Check out the screenshot below.


This is what we are thinking:


 Pasture Map

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Driving and Sun Damage

2012-06-05 00:00:00 UTC by terrance macgregor

We all do it. We get into our cars and drive. Depending on how long you commute and what time of day you work, you may be exposing yourself to additional doses of radiation.


Imagine you are a giant sponge. Every time you step outside, you are soaking in ultraviolet (UV) rays. The longer your skin is exposed, the more damage is being done. If you don't think this is a real threat, che...

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Health Costs

2012-06-01 00:00:00 UTC by Erin

Commuting has all kinds of consequences in regards to your health. Numerous studies have been conducted to find out how your commute impacts both your emotional and physical well-being. Here are just a few examples:


Divorce Rate:


It seems pretty intuitive that the longer you spend commuting, the less time you have to spend with your family. But did you know that relationshi...

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Social Impact: How Did We Get This?

2012-06-01 00:00:00 UTC by Erin

How much time did you get to spend with your family today? Did you get to talk with many people you consider friends? One last question...how much time did you spend commuting to and from work?


Robert D. Putnam, who has served as chairman of Harvard’s Department of Government, among other notable positions, has spent his career doing extensive research on communities. In his bo...

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Time Impact: How Did We Get This?

2012-06-01 00:00:00 UTC by terrance macgregor

Our data is based on straightforward calculations with no variability. The Cow isn't smart enough to calculate traffic variability, but he is in school and getting better!

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Hire Locally

2012-06-01 00:00:00 UTC by terrance macgregor

Mooove over head hunters, CowTrip is going to make it easy for you to hire people that live close to the office!


Our users tend to be sophisticated, savvy, and efficient; the perfect combination for your company. Let them find you! Just follow these simple steps:


1. Create a business account.


2. Fill out a job that you want to post.


3. Watch the responses roll...

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Financial: How Did We Get This?

2012-05-10 00:00:00 UTC by terrance macgregor

We used the IRS's price per mile rate.

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Geofencing for the Department of Transportation

2012-04-19 00:00:00 UTC by terrance macgregor

http://www.volpe.dot.gov/sbir/sol12_2/topics.html#FH1


Someone forwarded us the DOT's request recently. If you read it, the systems are focused on dedicated short-range communication devices. We have limited experience using these devices, but we have used smart phone technology to do something similar. CowTrip's Andr...

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CowTrip Survey

2012-04-19 00:00:00 UTC by terrance macgregor

If you have read this blog, then chances are you have seen the project. If you have time, please take a few moments to fill out the survey! Submissions will be rewarded somehow... maybe cash, maybe prizes, in the very least, it will be a hand shake. Survey Thank you very moooooch!

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CowTrip API

2012-04-07 00:00:00 UTC by terrance macgregor

We recently pushed out the CowTrip API. Why? We believe that people will have better ideas than we do. :- ) Exposing the API allows others to test and use the platform; hopefully, in ways we never imagined. Please check out: http://www.cowtrip.com/trips/apis and give it a try!

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Call for Super-Commuters

2012-03-21 18:20:00 UTC by terrance macgregor

Recently, there has been a lot more attention on commuting issues. Life forces us to commute further and more often for work. In most cases, when we can not find any proper work in the smaller city we live in, we are forced to seek better opportunities in bigger cities.


This ...

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Commuting Happiness Quora

2012-01-13 00:00:00 UTC by terrance macgregor

If you haven't read through this thread yet, you should! Great comments about commuting pain, stress, and other ill effects. http://www.quora.com/What-studies-have-been-done-on-the-effect-of-commuting-on-happiness

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U.S. Green Building Council

by terrance macgregor

Cowtrip reviewed a great idea to check out http://www.usgbc.org/.  This is the green building council site in charge of the Leed certification program. We will have to follow up on this one day!

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