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Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Furry Carpoolers Kick Off Rideshare Month

PHOENIX, AZ – October in the Valley means cooler weather, football games and Rideshare Month! The public is invited to join Valley Metro and some of the Valley’s most unique commuters at the annual Rideshare Month kick-off on Friday, September 26.

Join the party:

Who:
Everyone is invited!

What:
Rideshare Month is an annual event that encourages use of alternative commute options to help reduce emissions from vehicle use, decrease congestion and conserve energy. Commuters are encouraged to sign a pledge and rideshare during October.

Where:
CityScape’s Patriots Square
1 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix

When:
Friday, September 26, 2014
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Why:
Why not? Grab some snacks, take a picture of local mascot celebs and enter to win some great stuff. And, learn more about commute options, then make your pledge.

What else:
Listen to music by The Black Horse Band

Host:
Special guest mascots including D-Baxter, Howler, Sparky and the Valley Metro Commute Solutions team.

furry friends

Commuters in Maricopa County are encouraged to help reduce vehicle emissions and traffic congestion by taking transit, carpool, vanpool, work from home, bicycle or walk.  Tools to make it easy include the Commute Tracker at ShareTheRide.com. Log daily commute activities and receive points for a chance to win more prizes! Transit schedules are available at valleymetro.org.

Local organizations are also asked to be part of the Rideshare Month activities by participating in the Employer Challenge October 5 - 11. They can encourage their employees to leave their cars at home at least once a week and compete to see who gets the most participation.

Rideshare Month is sponsored by the Arizona Departments of Environmental Quality and Transportation, Maricopa Association of Governments and Maricopa County Air Quality Department.

About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2013, total ridership for the system was 73.4 million passengers, which set a new record for bus and light rail boardings. The first 20 miles of light rail opened December 2008. Seven light rail extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 60-mile system by 2034. Valley Metro also offers transit options including alternative transportation programs for seniors and people with disabilities, commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. Two Boards of Directors set the policy direction for the agency with the intent of advancing the regional public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter or visiting valleymetro.org.
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