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TAMC ANNOUNCES OVERALL WINNERS OF THE GO831SMART COMMUTE TO THE MOON CHALLENGE”

November 24, 2020

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC), in partnership with Blue Zones Project Monterey County, and the City of Salinas present the overall winners of the Go831 “Smart Commute to the Moon Challenge.”

From October 1 – October 31, the agencies partnered together to promote the county-wide challenge aimed at reducing traffic, CO-2 gas emissions and healthier lifestyles by promoting smart alternative commute options such as telecommuting, walking, biking or a combination of a park/walk or bike option to their driving alone to work or college. Anyone living, attending school and/or working in Monterey County could participate in special events planned during the month and compete to win over $5,000 in prizes which could be won during weekly, individual, team and employer competitions.

Here are the overall winners of the “Smart Commute to the Moon Challenge”:  

Blue Zones Project (BZP):

·Grand Prize: Anabel Trujillo, family of 5 wins bikes for the whole family!

·Giant Leap for Well-being, comments of their giant leap for health on Instagram (iPad mini): Angela Hernandez

· #FamilyMoai photo contest (1yr subscription to Disney+): Frenda Villegas and her daughter

· #BZPinspired photo contest ($150 gift card pack to local BZP Approved Restaurants): Sara Jen

· #BZPbingo photo contest ($75 Visa Gift Card): 2 winners

             o Angela Resendiz and her family

             o    Baby Clara Rose Mattina and her dad, John Mattina

· To the moon giveaway, IG follow and like post ($75 visa gift card): Paulina Pineda

TAMC:

· Individual:

         1st Place $250 gift card: Tied: Fernanda Roveri and Ericka Budde  

         3rd Place $50 gift card: Cecelia Alonso  

· Top Team $250 gift card:

           City of Monterey  

· Top Employer catered lunch:

           City of Monterey  

· Random Drawing $50 gift card:

  • Jenny Cogswell
  • Erika Budde
  • Keith Severson
  • Jenny Cogswell

The collective work of TAMC, the City of Salinas and Blue Zones Project Monterey County through the Go831 Commute Challenge demonstrates a community wide effort to lay the foundation for a community where everyone can move around in  a manner that is safe, sustainable and healthy for individual and for the  environment.

For those who missed last month’s challenge, the opportunity to win continues with TAMC’s current “Telework Anywhere” Instagram Challenge that ends on December 16, 2020. The challenge is open to anyone 18 years and older who either lives or works in Monterey County. Participants can share photos of their “win” and/or “fail” moments while teleworking  on the Go831 Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/go_831/ with the hashtag #teleworkanywhere. Participants can win one of three $100 gift cards to a local restaurant or business of their choice. 

Go831 is a countywide travel demand management 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 and commuters in Monterey County. It provides resources and assistance for employers and commuters interested in establishing or enhancing a smart commute program for themselves, their business or school.  To learn more about Go831 or how to participate in the program, contact Tracy Burke Vasquez at tracy@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.

 Blue Zones Project Monterey County (BZPMC) is a community-wide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in our community.  For more information visit www.montereycounty.bluezonesproject.com  or call 831.775.0903.

 The City of Salinas, Neighborhood Services Division is providing an array of family friendly activities to engage in throughout the month of October. The list of activities can be found at www.cityofsalinas.org and social media accounts by searching @SalinasNeighborhoods.