Commuter Services Kicks Off 5th Annual ‘Try Transit’ Month in September
On: August 19, 2015 Filed Under: Member News
YORK, Pa. (August 19, 2015) – Commuter Services of Pennsylvania is kicking off its fifth annual Try Transit Month in September by partnering with Central PA’s transit agencies and encouraging local commuters to try bus or rail transportation options rather than driving alone to work. Commuters who participate in Try Transit Month will be entered to win prizes. Commuting by bus or rail is easier and more convenient than ever with the growing list of amenities that are offered, such as Wi-Fi, bike racks and express services.
During the month of September, commuters are invited to log their transit trips with Commuter Services and they will be entered to win prizes such as a monthly transit pass, an Amazon Kindle and two Amtrak® coach class tickets on the Amtrak Keystone Service® valid from Harrisburg to New York City!
Commuters can log their trips online at www.pacommuterservices.org, or obtain a log sheet by contacting the Commuter Services office by phone at 1-866-579-RIDE. For more contest details, visit www.pacommuterservices.org/trytransitmonth2015/.
During last year’s contest in September of 2014, participants logged a total of 277,656 miles traveled by bus or train instead of driving alone.
Using public transportation results in fewer cars and less congestion on the roadways. Public transportation options help to improve air quality, and are often the most affordable modes of transportation for commuters.
About Commuter Services
Funding is provided by the Federal Highway Administration through PennDOT and the region’s metropolitan planning organizations.
Commuter Services board includes transit agencies, metropolitan planning organizations and chambers:
- Capital Area Transit (CAT, Cumberland-Dauphin-Harrisburg), Lebanon Transit (LT), South Central Transit Authority (BARTA, Berks & RRTA, Lancaster) and York Adams Transportation Authority (rabbittransit, York & Freedom Transit, Adams).
- Adams, Franklin, Harrisburg (Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties), Lancaster, Lebanon, NEPA (Schuylkill, Carbon, Monroe and Pike counties), Reading and York MPOs.
- The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC; the Gettysburg Adams, Greater Chambersburg and Lebanon Valley Chambers of Commerce; the Greater Reading and Lancaster Chambers of Commerce & Industry and the York County Economic Alliance.