Randolph, Vermont… The tenth annual Way to Go! Smart Trip Challenge kicks off on September 26th. More than 9,000 Vermonters throughout the state have signed up so far, a projected carbon savings of nearly 440,000 pounds. There’s still time to take part in this effort to reduce driving costs, air pollution, and traffic. Individuals and teams may sign-up at www.waytogovt.org.
Way to Go! participants pledge to take the bus, carpool, telecommute, bike or walk to work, school and other trips during the weeks of September 26th – October 7th. While reducing the impact of driving solo on their wallets and on Vermont’s air and roadways, participants can earn prizes. A special prize will be awarded to the school with the highest participation rate, an AllEarth Solar Tracker valued at over $32,000!
In support of this statewide Challenge, Stagecoach is offering Fare-Free Friday on September 30th.
“Fare-Free Friday is a great incentive for people to try out the bus,” said Jim Moulton of Stagecoach, a partner organizer of the challenge. “We take great pride in the work we do to improve the economic, environmental, and social health of the community and we’d love for you to see first-hand how we do it on September 30th.”
In addition to the fun and prizes associated with the Challenge event, Vermonters have the peace of mind of the Go! Vermont Guaranteed Ride Home (GRH) benefit. GRH reimburses bus riders’ and carpoolers’ travel fees up to $70 for unforeseen changes of plans such as work-related or family emergency. Preregistration for GRH is required at www.connectingcommuters.org.
Stagecoach provides community transportation services that are safe, reliable, accessible and affordable for everyone. For more information, please contact Stagecoach at 802-728-3773 or on the web at www.stagecoach-rides.org.