Thursday, September 29, 2011
To celebrate International Car Free Day, Montgomery County Commuter Services (MCCS) staff held prize drawings and provided information on transportation options during morning rush hour at the Silver Spring, Bethesda, Twinbrook and Friendship Heights Metrorail stations. Participants were eligible to win a $200 SmarTrip Card, a Kindle 3G with Wi-Fi and promotional items, including discount coupons to local retailers.
International Car Free Day is an annual, worldwide event that encourages the public to find alternatives to using cars or reduce the amount of driving they do. Using transit, biking, and walking – instead of driving – reduces noise, pollution and stress.
MCCS offers assistance in finding “Better Ways to Work,” not just on September 22, but year-round by walking, taking transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking or teleworking. Check the County’s website for more information or call 240-773-2989. Those traveling near downtown Silver Spring or Friendship Heights can stop in at the County’s TRiPS Commuter stores, located at 8413 Ramsey Avenue in Silver Spring and 17 Wisconsin Circle in Friendship Heights. Both stores are located within a short walk of Metrorail stations, sell transit fare media and provide a variety of personalized assistance with transportation alternatives.
POSTED AT: 3:00:00 AM