Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Montgomery County Commuter Services (MCCS) invited residents and employees to join the Washington region in celebrating Car Free Day on September 22. This annual, worldwide event encourages everyone to find an alternative to using their car or to simply reduce the amount of driving they do that day. Car Free Day gives residents the opportunity to consider what the area would be like if there was more use of transit, biking and walking instead of driving.
To celebrate Car Free Day, MCCS sent a letter to employers in the county encouraging them and their employees to:
- Look for MCCS staff in bright blue shirts at the Silver Spring, Bethesda, Grosvenor-Strathmore, Wheaton and Friendship Heights Metrorail stations on Car
Free Day to sign up for prize drawings, such as $50 towards a car-free commute, coupons for local retailers, walking shoes or a bicycle;
- Pledge to go car-free or car-lite for the day; and
- Learn more about MCCS’ Better Ways to Work program that promotes taking transit, carpooling, vanpooling, biking or teleworking.
More than 2000 commuters registered for ridesharing information at the various events held in the county.
For more information about transportation options in the county, contact Commuter Services
or call 240-773-2989. Those 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 FriendshipHeights.
Both stores are a short walk from Metro, sell transit fare media and provide a variety of information on transportation alternatives.
POSTED AT: 11:20:00 AM