RELEASE DATE: Monday, November 18, 2019
CONTACT: Theresa Wright
“WINNERS OF THE 2ND ANNUAL GO831 COMMUTE CHALLENGE ANNOUNCED”
`MONTEREY COUNTY – The Transportation Agency for Monterey County announced that the winners of the “2nd Annual Commute Challenge” have been selected and noted that collectively participants made nearly 4,000 smart commute trips and saved over $12,000 during the challenge.
In recognition of the Agency’s Go831 Smart Commute Program, the Transportation Agency presented the countywide challenge from October 1st through October 31st, with the City of Monterey employees earning the first-place win in the employer category.
The Challenge asked participants to choose a “smart commute” option, such as carpooling, walking, biking, public transit or telecommuting at least once during the month rather than driving alone to work or college. The challenge was open to employers, individuals and teams. By simply eliminating a few drive-alone trips, participants in this year’s “Go831 Smart Commute Challenge” logged a total of 3,905 smart commute trips, burned an average of 0.3 million calories and saved 8.7 tons of CO2 gas emissions by not driving alone.
Listed below are the winners of the 2nd Annual Go831 Commute Challenge:
City of Monterey
Participants who took the greatest number smart commute trips during the Challenge
1st Place: Tina Gomez
2nd Place: Stephanie Walls
3rd Place: Sandy De Tellis
1st Place: Peninsula Pedal Pushers
• Alex Stelly
• Fernanda Roveri
• Claire Rygg
• Clementine Bonner-Klein
• Ande Flower
The Commute Challenge is an activity of the Go831 program provided through the Transportation Agency for Monterey County. Go831 is a free benefit for commuters and employers powered by advanced technology that helps commuters find money-saving, stress-reducing alternatives to driving alone, and helps employers set-up smart commute programs.
For more information about the Go831 Program and future challenges visit: Go831.org
“The Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC) is responsible for investing in regional transportation projects for Monterey County residents, businesses and visitors. The mission of TAMC is to develop and maintain a multimodal transportation system that enhances mobility, safety, access, environment quality and economic activities in Monterey County. For more information visit www.tamcmonterey.org or call 831.775.0903.”