Environmental Factor, September 2006, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
SmartCommute: A Mid-Year Resolution People Can Live With
Commuters fed up with the smell of diesel in the morning need to hear again what Dick Sloane, coordinator of NIEHS Transhare Program, has been advocating for some time.
Sloane says commuters have several alternatives to driving alone to work each day and paying more and more at the pump each week. As part of the Triangle SmartCommute Challenge, the Transhare Program is offering NIEHS commuters an attractive incentive in September at the annual Transportation Expo. Just for making the SmartCommute pledge and investigating the growing number of alternatives, visitors get a chance to win big prizes, including a trip for two anywhere in the United States.
Even commuters who have ignored the message in the past should attend this year's event. Representatives of the Triangle Transit Authority and RTP SmartCommute Committee will be on hand to field questions and provide information at the main event September 7. Sloane and colleagues are also taking the message to East Campus and Nottingham. Commuters should not miss the opportunity to make the big decision this year, take a trial run or pick up information for the next time they feel the squeeze at the Cary bottle neck, or some other equally difficult area of traffic congestion.
All events are scheduled from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.
Wednesday, September 6: East Campus, third floor central
Thursday, September 7: 101 Main Campus, cafeteria area
Wednesday, September 13: Nottingham, second floor central
If these times don't work, Dick Sloane is always eager to help commuters kick the single-occupant habit. Contact him at 541-2947 or visit the Employee Services Office Transhare page.