October 14, 2016
On October 13 Green Mountain Transit (GMT) celebrated the opening of the Downtown Transit Center with community members and dignitaries, including Senator Patrick Leahy, Congressman Peter Welch, Governor Peter Shumlin, and Mayor Miro Weinberger. The new transit station features heated benches, an indoor ticket window and restrooms, real-time bus tracking and bright electronic monitors. Bus drivers will also have restroom facilities, a kitchen and a lounge. In addition, Burlington Telecom has partnered with GMT to provide free, gigabit-capable wifi to commuters and GMT employees using the new Downtown Transit Center. With the new RouteShout 2.0 app, you can plan your transit trip, set reminders, and receive notifications. To view RouteShout 2.0 on your computer or device, click here. Taking the bus has never been easier!
September 28, 2016
The annual Way to Go! Challenge is happening September 26 – October 7. Sign up for free and be eligible to win great prizes — and battle carbon pollution! All you have to do is commit to bike, walk, carpool or ride the bus at least one day (but hopefully more) during the two-week challenge. Get moving, win prizes, and have fun!
Register by 9/30 to be entered in a drawing to win an Apple iPad Mini 2!
Signing up is free, it’s easy, and you could win an awesome prize like an iPad, a Nest Thermostat, or a pair of Darn Tough socks!
Thank you! Not only are you in the running to win a great prize, but your pledged participation has us on target to beat our carbon-saving goal of reducing 500,000 pounds of carbon pollution in Vermont.
Don’t forget! This Friday, 9/30 is Fare Free Friday. All routes…all day…for FREE! Includes Local Commuter and LINK Express routes.
Refer A Friend
For each friend that signs up with your referral link, we’ll enter your name in the drawing for a pair of Darn Tough socks one additional time. Find your referral link in your signup confirmation e-mail, or on your dashboard after logging in.
Way to Go!
August 15, 2016
The Way to Go! team has 300 pairs of Darn Tough socks to give away so let’s sock it to carbon pollution! Darn Tough socks are guaranteed for life, so they’ll hold up to anything your commute throws at you.
Just sign-up for the Way to Go! Challenge. It’s free, takes only seconds, and you could be one of the lucky 300 to snag a pair of these battle-tested socks.
Already signed-up? You’re already eligible to win!
All you have to do is walk, run, bike, bus, carpool or telecommute as much as you can for two weeks (between September 26th and October 7th).
June 27, 2016
Believe the hype – Travel Smarter is here! With the brains at Tally Ho Design, the CCRPC has launched Travel Smarter which allows people to map their commute (any trip, really), and then compare the various impacts (time, cost, calories) of four modes: bus, biking, walking, driving (promoting carsharing/carpooling).
We’re distributing posters, postcards, and stickers around Chittenden County, we’re running print ads, online ads, and bus ads, and of course we’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Share your stories and images of how you get around and the fun stuff you encounter along the way.
In addition, we’re launching a transportation survey (http://www.travelsmartervt.org/survey/) designed to gather information from Chittenden County residents. Tell us how to keep improving!
Travel Smarter – you know you want to.
June 1, 2016
Beginning May 1 people can bring their bikes on Amtrak’s Vermonter, which runs between St. Albans, Vermont, and Washington, D.C., with service to other major cities including Philadelphia and New York City. This project is the first of its kind in the Northeast. As a pilot project there are limited spaces for bikes, and officials will later determine whether there is a need to add more space, as well as determine where along the route.
In the past bicyclists have been able to bring their bikes on the Vermonter, but they have had to do so as luggage, which required an extra step. Advocates wanted state transportation officials to seek more bike access to trains, with a goal of linking modes of transportation to facilitate travel, both for pleasure and commuting.
Reservations are required and passengers with bikes must have a special ticket, the Vermont Agency of Transportation said. An “add bike” option is available while booking on Amtrak.com or by calling 800-USA-RAIL, the agency added.
Check out the story on WCAX.
Andy Witt, Dave Cain and Nic Anderson are the first to put their bikes on Amtrak’s Vermonter