“COUNTY-WIDE COMMUTE CHALLENGE CONTINUES THROUGH OCTOBER”

RELEASE DATE:                  Friday, October 17, 2019

CONTACT:                          Theresa Wright

PHONE:                              831-775-4411

E-MAIL:                             theresa@tamcmonterey.org

                                                                                                  

“COUNTY-WIDE COMMUTE CHALLENGE CONTINUES THROUGH OCTOBER”

MONTEREY COUNTY – The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) announced that the “2nd Annual Go831 Commute Challenge” is entering the last two weeks of the competition. The county-wide challenge aimed at reducing traffic in the region by promoting alternatives to driving alone to work or college ends on October 31, 2019.

Participants who commute by carpool, vanpool, public transit, bicycling, walking or telecommuting have the opportunity to win individual, team and employer prizes in the challenge.  In addition, each participant who completes and tracks at least one smart commute trip during the month will also be automatically entered into a random drawing to win a $100 gift card. Winners of the challenge will be announced in November.

Anyone who has not registered for the challenge, can still do so. Registering for the “Go831 Commute Challenge” is easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Participants must first register online at go831.rideamigos.com using their work email or a link distributed by their employer;
  2. Next, they can search for carpool buddies or other smart commute options on the go831.rideamigos.com platform;
  3. To get credit for their smart commute trips, participants must track them on the go831.rideamigos.com platform or download and use the CommuteTrack app by Rideamigos.

Go831 is a countywide rideshare program sponsored by the Transportation Agency for Monterey County aimed at reducing traffic and improving air quality and health by encouraging smart commuting instead of driving solo. The program is offered for free to employers, colleges and commuters in Monterey County. The Challenge is open to anyone over the age of 18. To learn more about Go831 or how to participate in the program, contact Justine Ramírez at justine@tamcmonterey.org or call her at 831-775-4404.

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 The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is responsible for investing in regional transportation projects for Monterey County residents, businesses and visitors.  The mission of TAMC is to develop and maintain a multimodal transportation system that enhances mobility, safety, access, environment quality and economic activities in Monterey County. For more information visit www.tamcmonterey.org or call 831.775.0903.