Rideshare Week — October 4-10, 2010
While much of the Commission’s work is focused on increasing transportation infrastructure and capacity, there is significant value in ensuring the transportation systems are used efficiently by the commuting public. To help foster efficient use of these systems, the Commission’s Commuter Assistance Program encourages Riverside County constituents and commuters to reduce solo driving. During California Rideshare Week, employers throughout the state focus their efforts on encouraging the public to leave their cars behind and use alternate forms of transportation such as a carpool, vanpool, buspool, public bus, Metrolink, walking, bicycling, or telecommuting. The centerpiece of Rideshare Week in the Inland Empire is a contest open to residents of, or employees in, Riverside or San Bernardino Counties that pledge to use an alternative mode of transportation at least one day when traveling to and from work. Commuters that pledge to rideshare are entered into a drawing to win prizes such as a $250 Vons or Stater Brothers gift card, desert or beach getaways, a recliner, camcorders, and foldable bikes. In total, there are over 120 prizes at a value of over $24,000 for commuters pledging to rideshare. All prizes were donated by partner employers or local sponsors. Additional information on the Commission’s on-going rideshare program can be accessed at ie511.org/rideshare.aspx.
The Commission will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on November 10, 2010, at 9:30 a.m. at the Riverside County Administrative Center, Board of Supervisors Meeting Room, 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside.
The Commission also maintains a speaker’s bureau that actively makes presentations throughout the county on transportation issues. If you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your service club or community organization, please contact Eliza Echevarria at (951) 787‑7141 or email@example.com.
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In an effort to enhance public outreach, the Commission created a twitter account — an internet messaging site that allows anyone to post information on a real time basis. If you use Twitter, you can follow the Commission at twitter.com/RCTC.