Commuter's Digest: Your Commuting Companion

The Maryland MTA’s Adopt-A-Stop Program

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Jan 10, 2017 1:17:20 PM

 

Litter has no place at the bus stop, and the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) started a Program to keep their stops clean and sparkly.
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Topics: Environment, Bus Transit, Maryland MTA

Can Your Commuter Benefit Program Help Mother Earth?

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Apr 23, 2014 10:40:00 AM

 

Your commuter benefit program is a great way to help the environment.

Partaking in a commuter benefit program is definitely beneficial for one's wallet. And, of course, it helps the company, too, by saving them up to 7.65% on payroll taxes. But, in addition to helping you save a few bucks, a commuter benefit program also helps out our planet. Commuter benefits get more people on public transportation, and taking public transit is a green way to commute.

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Topics: Environment, Commuter Benefits, public transportation

Ride Clear Rules

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Apr 10, 2014 11:43:00 AM


Through their program, Ride Clear, the Utah Transit Authority offered free weekly passes (a $50 value) between February 17 and April 7, 2014. This effort had a very specific goal in mind, to improve Salt Lake City’s air quality by getting more people off the road and on trains and busses.

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Topics: Environment, mass transit, Blog, public transportation

BART Blue Sky Festival Rewards Public Transit Users

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Apr 7, 2014 9:56:00 AM

 

The BART Blue Sky Festival celebrates public transportation's positive impact on the environment.

Calling all Bay Area public transit users, the 4th annual BART Blue Sky Festival will be here before you know it!

For the past 4 years, BART: Bay Area Rapid Transit has been rewarding all SF public transit users and local ECO-friendly businesses with its Blue Sky Festival.

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Topics: Environment, mass transit, Blog, San Francisco, public transportation

10 Ways to be Green at the Office – Part 2 - Eco-Friendly Office

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Apr 4, 2014 10:03:00 AM

Practice any of our tips from our 10 Ways to Be Green at the Office – Part 1 post yet? Ready for more eco-friendly office tips? Here are 5 more easy ways to “greenify” your office.

6. Opt for reusable containers and bags for your lunch and snacks. 

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Topics: Environment, Blog

10 Ways to be Green at the Office - Part 1

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Apr 1, 2014 1:28:00 PM

Okay, you get it. Taking public transportation and carpooling to work is great for the environment. But, there are so many other ways to be green at the office as well. In honor of Earth Month (the lovely month of April), we're going provide some easy peasy ways to be green at the office besides taking public transportation and carpooling. And since we like to keep you in suspense, we’re going to break up this highly-informative piece into two separate posts. So, without further ado, here are the first 5:

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Topics: Environment, Blog

SB 1339 Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program Update

Posted by Kyle Therese Cranston on Mar 27, 2014 10:41:00 AM

 

SB 1339 Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program hopes to get more people taking public transportation.

San Francisco recently took a major step in helping both its hard-working citizens and the environment. On March 26, 2014, the SB 1339 Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program became official. Now the Bay Area Air District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will be working together with their regional Bay Area commuter policy, which mandates that all employers with 50 or more full-time employees, offer commuter benefits to both full-time workers and those that work at least 20 hours a week. Employers have until September 30, 2014, to comply with the SB 1339 Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program.

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Topics: Environment, Commuting, Commuter Benefits, mass transit, Costs, Blog, public transportation

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