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TAMC Announces the Second Winner of the “Go831 Smart Commute to the Moon Challenge” Random Drawing 

October 20, 2020                                                                                                    

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC), in partnership with Blue Zones Project Monterey County, and the City of Salinas announced that Monterey County Office of Education employee, Erika Budde is the second winner of the $50 random drawing of the “Go831 Smart Commute to the Moon Challenge.”

Ms.  Budde, from the City of Salinas, is one of several participants competing to win over $5,000 in weekly, individual, team and employer prizes during the October challenge.  For those who have not joined the competition, it is not too late. All it takes is three easy steps to register and get credit for at least two commute trips during the month to be automatically entered into the weekly random drawing to win a $50 gift card. New participants can also get credit for any smart commute trips taken during October prior to their registration.    Winners of the overall challenge categories for prizes worth over $5,000 will be announced in November.

Here are the three easy steps for adults, ages 18 years and older, who lives or works in Monterey County to register and log smart commute trips:  

  1. Participants must first register online at 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 platform.
  3. To get credit for their smart commute trips, participants must track them on the 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: and

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 or call her at 831.755.775-4404.   


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 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  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 and social media accounts by searching @SalinasNeighborhoods.