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Thu, Sep 17, 2015

Pledge to share the ride and gain “me” time

Phoenix, AZ – Looking to save money? Want to reduce your carbon footprint? Need a little more “me” time? Next month is the perfect time to check off all three and have a chance to win a staycation.

“Let go of the fear of leaving your car behind,” said Valley resident Chris Moffitt who shares the work commute with eight colleagues in a Valley Metro vanpool. “You will be shocked at the savings in both time and money. The most valuable benefit is the laughter and camaraderie we have formed with each other.”

October is Rideshare Month and Valley Metro is encouraging drivers to save money, time and stress by taking public transit, carpooling, vanpooling, teleworking, bicycling or walking instead of driving solo.

Valley residents who pledge to share the ride will be entered for a chance to win a one-night stay at Embassy Suites Phoenix Biltmore. Take the pledge online at ShareTheRide.com through September 30.

Want to encourage friends, family and co-workers to celebrate Rideshare Month, too? Join the Commuter Challenge. Track trips as a team and enter to win even more prizes, or form a new vanpool and get one month free. Call Valley Metro’s vanpool coordinator to learn more about this vanpool promotion at 602.262.RIDE (7433).

About ShareTheRide.com: ShareTheRide.com and other Valley Metro Commute Solutions programs are sponsored by the Maricopa Association of Governments, Maricopa Air Quality Department and the Arizona Departments of Environmental Quality and Transportation.

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 23 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2015, total ridership for the system was 71 million passengers. Six light rail extensions are planned or are under construction that will create a 66-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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