Changing a routine is difficult––especially when it comes to commuting. The Tampa Bay Commuters program was recently launched to help make that change easier by promoting transportation choices that improve commuting to work or school and offers incentives and support when trying a new travel mode.
The Tampa Bay Commuters program was created by the Tampa Downtown Partnership, the New North Transportation Alliance, and the Westshore Alliance, and is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation District Seven Commuter Assistance Program. To participate, the program asks commuters around Tampa Bay to make a pledge: commute to work or school using public transit, bicycling, walking, carpooling, and/or teleworking. As further encouragement, Tampa Bay Commuters is providing program participants with an opportunity to win great prizes, including safety gear, t-shirts, transit passes, and gift certificates. The goal of the program is to introduce participants to different travel modes so each commuter can discover which mode is best for their situation.
To make choosing a new commute method easier, Tampa Bay Commuters is featuring a specific mode during each month of the campaign, which will run through June 2019. Participants are encouraged to try the mode of the month and post photos of their experience on the Tampa Bay Commuters website. Commuters traveling for work or school (college or university) within Hillsborough and Pinellas counties are eligible to participate in the campaign and win prizes. Commuters can take the pledge for any mode at any time and can pledge for multiple modes. The schedule of featured modes is below.
Mode of the Month:
April = Carpool
May = Walk
June = Telework/Compressed Work Week
For more info and to make a pledge, please visit tampabaycommuters.com.
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