See how these local people are making the most of the services and programs offered by Go! Chittenden County’s partners.
Meghan Dewald, CCTA Rider, Bike Commuter, CarShare VT member
“I commute by bus year-round. Three seasons of the year, I usually bike to the CCTA bus station in Burlington and take the bus to our office in Williston, and in the winter I walk to bus stops. In the warmer months I sometimes bike the 7 miles to Williston — it’s a really fun and empowering way to travel. I rely on my CarShare Vermont membership for occasional trips that require a vehicle. With so many options available, it was easy to give up my car two years ago, and I haven’t looked back since.”
Meghan is shown here with the Fall 2013 Way to Go! Commuter Challenge award won by her employer, AllEarth Renewables, for winning the Medium Business (20-99 employees) category with 74% participation. Way to go!
Jen Francis, CCTA Rider & Bike Commuter
“Having a bus pass has been a game-changer! The City of Burlington provides passes to employees and this helps me cut down on fuel costs and reduce my carbon footprint. I actually gain personal time by taking the bus and it is easy to take my bike along for the commute. I consider my bus pass to be a true benefit, supportive of both my personal values and resources.”
Ann Fingar, CCTA Rider from Burlington
“My family has not owned a car since 1983. When I moved to Burlington in 2001, the availability of bus routes definitely influenced where we bought a house. I rode CCTA most weekdays to and from work in downtown Burlington for 8 years; now I ride the Link to Waterbury about twice each week. CCTA helps me continue to work without adding the pollution from another car to the environment, and I can read, write letters, or surf the Internet instead of stressing out about road conditions or other drivers. I sure appreciate CCTA!”
Winton Goodrich, Assistant Superintendent, South Burlington School District
“I love my bike and bus commute. It’s an invigorating way to get to work and biking to midday meetings is refreshing. Modeling healthy travel for students and staff helps reinforce the importance of physical activity and sustainability, two important components of the South Burlington School District mission.”
Burton Snowboards’ commitment to environmental sustainability includes supporting employees to take other transportation modes to work…and having some fun too. Watch this 3 minute video to learn how they do it and why employees love it.
UVM's love affair with TDM
The University of Vermont’s TDM program, hosted by the Campus Area Transportation Management Association (CATMA), offers employees and students numerous commuting options to help get cars off the road, reducing expenses, congestion, and pollution. Watch this 4 minute video to hear from people who love the program.
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