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  • TRP News: Facebook group for commuting

    Pima County employees are invited to join a new Facebook group – Pima County Commute Trips & Tips. Using this platform, we hope to open up conversation among Pima County employees about using alternate modes of transportation and hopefully make it easier for employees to find answers, develop ideas and make commuting more pleasant. 
    Perhaps you can find a carpool buddy, start up a vanpool, get help with a bike route, or get an answer to a transit question. See or share the latest news related to your work commute, provide input, perhaps even rally a group to support a transportation issue or challenge a department to an alternate mode contest.

    Use this link to join the group. This is a closed group, which means the public can find it only by searching for it by name and can see the list of members, but only members can read any of the posts.

    Many thanks to Marcia Zamorano and the Communications Office for setting this up for us.

    Summer Youth Transit Pass

    The Summer GO Youth Pass provides unlimited rides on transit from May 22 to August 5 for just $45. Youth ages 6-18 are eligible, and it includes rides on Sun Tran, Sun Link and Sun Shuttle. (It can be used on Sun Express routes too, with a 50-cent upcharge per trip.) 

    Free entry to all City of Tucson pools and occasional free ice cream is included.

    Temporary Expanded Flex Schedule Opportunity

    With permission from your supervisor and Appointing Authority, you may have expanded flexibility with the start and end times of your work day. This trial period goes from May to October 2017 and is designed to help employees overcome challenges associated with using alternate modes of transportation and construction traffic during work commutes. See the TRP intranet for more details.

    Healthy Air “Drive-Less Pledge” Continues

    Take the pledge this quarter (April - June) and you could win $100 from PDEQ’s Clean Air Program. Pledge to use alternate modes (carpool, bus, bike, or walk) or skip trips in your motor vehicle for a chance at two $100 gift card prizes each quarter. 

    Spread the word – this is open to all Pima County residents who are at least 18 years old.

    PAG Sun Rideshare Rewards

    Check to see who used alternate modes of transportation and won prizes last month. Enter your alt mode trips in the Sun Rideshare Rewards Program for a chance to win gift cards this month. All alt mode trips count, not just your work commutes.

    Free Emergency Ride Home

    If you bike, take transit, carpool, vanpool, or walk for your work commutes at least twice a week, you might be eligible for a free taxi ride in case of an emergency and you’re stuck without your personal vehicle. Click on PAG’s Guaranteed Ride Home Program for details.

    Sign Up for Alternative Mode News and Info

    Sign up to be on a list serve for occasional timely news about your alternate mode of choice. Contact: Karen.Wilhelmsen@pima.gov. Visit the TRP intranet site for information and resources for your work commutes.
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