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As one of the area’s largest employers, county government is taking a lead role in reducing rush hour commuter traffic on Highway 101 by instituting a program of telecommuting, vanpooling, and offering workers flex time. County staff are particularly concerned about the congestion nightmare anticipated during highway construction in the coming year; although this construction is designed to improve traffic flow between Santa Barbara and Ventura in the long run, it will initially worsen it. Only 293 county employees currently drive long distances alone in their cars to get to work, but county staff hopes to set an example to encourage other employers to adopt similar policies, thereby making a cumulative impact on traffic.

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