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TAMC ANNOUNCES THE FIRST WINNER OF THE “GO831 SMART COMMUTE TO THE MOON CHALLENGE” RANDOM DRAWING

MONTEREY COUNTY – The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC), in partnership with Blue Zones Project Monterey County, and the City of Salinas announced that Jenny Cogswell of Monterey is the winner of the first $50 random drawing of the “Go831 Smart Commute to the Moon Challenge” for logging her October telework trips.

Ms. Cogswell is one of several participants competing to win over $5,000 in weekly, individual, team and employer prizes during the October challenge.  Each participant who completes and tracks at least two alternative commute trips during the month will be automatically entered into a weekly random drawing to win a $50 gift card. Winners of the overall challenge categories will be announced in November.

It’s not too late to enter the competition! Any adult who lives or works in Monterey County can register anytime during the month of October and log smart commute trips already taken earlier in the month.  To get credit for trips taken between October 1 – October 31 follow these three easy steps:

  1. Participants must first register online at go831.rideamigos.com using their work or student email address or link distributed by their employer or college. 
  2. Next, they can search for 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 free CommuteTrack app by Rideamigos.

Participants of the Smart Commute Challenge are encouraged to sign the Blue Zones Pledge and download the Salinas Connect App to be eligible to win additional prizes offered by Blue Zones Project Monterey County and the City of Salinas. 

More information available at: go831.rideamigos.com and info.bluezonesproject.com/to-the-moon

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. To learn more about Go831 or how to participate in the program, contact Tracy Burke Vasquez at tracy@tamcmonterey.org or call her at 831.755.775-4404.   

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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.