Commuter's Digest: Your Commuting Companion

Proposed Gas Tax Hike Might Be A Good Thing

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Jun 25, 2014 2:43:52 PM

Last week, two senators proposed a 12-cent gas tax hike.

We know what you’re thinking. “But, gas prices are already way too high, and they keep rising! That's so not cool!”

We all know that gas isn’t cheap, but this proposal could potentially be a good thing. Learn why.

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Distracted Commuting

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Jun 20, 2014 11:37:00 AM

We’re sure you’ve heard of distracted driving, but what about distracted commuting? Did you know such a thing even existed? Learn what distracted commuting is and why it’s no bueno.


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9th Annual Dump the Pump Day

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Jun 18, 2014 10:22:56 AM

Thursday, July 19, 2014, is the 9th Annual Dump the Pump Day. Learn why dumping the pump is oh so awesome. 
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MTA Lost & Found Scam

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Jun 16, 2014 3:27:00 PM

Recently lose something while riding the MTA? Beware of scammers. 

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Try Bicycle Commuting During Chicago Bike Week!

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Jun 13, 2014 3:26:00 PM

Chicago Bike Week kicks off today in Grant Park with lots of fun festivities. How do you plan to celebrate? 

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Topics: biking, bike commuting

Switch Up Your Commute

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Jun 12, 2014 2:33:00 PM

Tired of the same ole’ commute? Switch it up!

Summer is the perfect time to switch up your commute. With school out of session and lots of people heading out of town on vacations, the roads are typically a tad less congested than usual. So if you feel like you are stuck in a rut, switch it up!

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Topics: Commuting, Commuting tips, mass transit

Commuter Benefits Transit Parity Vote Postponed

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Jun 10, 2014 1:43:38 PM

The fate of transit parity must wait until November. The Tax Extenders Bill, which would renew $85 billion in tax breaks for individuals and businesses (including pre-tax commuter benefits) has stalled in the Senate and will not be voted on until the November 2014 elections.

Find out what this means for you!

 

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Topics: Commuter Benefits

The Commuter's Workout

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Jun 4, 2014 4:25:00 PM

Remember when we said taking public transportation could keep you healthy? Well, we still stand by that. But, what if we also told you that your morning public transit commute is also the perfect time to get a workout in? You'd think we're crazy, right? 

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Topics: Commuting

Boston Hopes to Keep People Bike Commuting

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Jun 2, 2014 3:30:21 PM

National Bike Month may have come and gone, but for Bostonians, bike commuting is still on the table and will be for the rest of the summer. Boston Bike Fridays (BBF) is a monthly biking extravaganza that aims to “celebrate everyone who rides in Boston.”

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