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Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Take a Leap from Traffic Gridlock

PHOENIX, AZ – October is Rideshare Month, a month dedicated to encouraging commuters to experience the benefits of alternative modes of transportation.

What are alternative modes of transportation? 
A form of traveling other than driving alone. Taking the bus or light rail, vanpooling, carpooling, bicycling, and walking are all alternative modes of transportation.

Who benefits from sharing the ride?
Riders – Reduces stress, wear and tear on vehicle and fuel costs
Solo drivers – Reduces traffic congestion
Local businesses – Money saved can be spent in ways that are more enjoyable
We all do – Reduces air pollution

The proof is in the pudding
“Carpooling is a big money and time saver,” said Everett Russell of Chandler. “It saves me on gas money and about an hour each day, since I can use the HOV lane.”
“The opportunities to share the ride are out there,” said Kevin Myers who rides light rail from Phoenix to Mesa. “You just have to put in a little work to make it work for you, but in the end it’s totally rewarding.”

To read more testimonials from Valley commuters who share the ride click here.

Get started
Valley residents who pledge to share the ride before September 29, will be entered for a chance to win prizes. Learn more about alternative modes of transportation and take the online pledge at ShareTheRide.com.

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

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 26 miles of light rail. In Fiscal Year 2017, total ridership for the system was 66 million passengers. Seven high capacity 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, Instagram and Twitter or visiting valleymetro.org.
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