November 22, 2010
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Austin Residents Offered a Variety of Rewards for Green Travel
Taking public transportation in the Texas capital means going green in two ways—at least for the next year.
A municipal partnership in Austin has introduced a program to reward local residents every time they choose some means of transportation other than driving themselves—including public transit, telecommuting, walking, cycling, and carpooling or vanpooling. The rewards include discounts and other offers from more than 50 restaurants and stores, along with $100 worth of vouchers given out weekly, to be spent in the Market District.
David Vitanza is a director at Schlosser Development, a partner in the program. “We are thrilled to be partnering with the City of Austin, Capital Metro, and the rest of the region’s Commute Solutions Coalition to help clear the roads and clean the air in Austin,” he said.
Chris Riley, a member of the Austin City Council, noted the benefits for the overall community. “Collectively, we can improve our air quality, reduce traffic congestion, and lessen our dependence on cars.”
Austinites can sign up for the program here and keep track of trips they make via any of the included transportation alternatives.