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Commuter Connect Commuters of the Year

Sabrina HarrisPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
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Commuter Connect is removing cars from our roads, making it easier to travel through the valley. Members are from Parachute, Rifle, Glenwood Springs, Basalt, Carbondale, Aspen and Snowmass and commute using alternative transportation. If you use alternative modes of transportation regularly to get around the valley, you should join Commuter Connect and get rewarded for your commute habits. The cities of Aspen and Glenwood Springs would like to invite you to join and be rewarded for using alternative transportation. Commuter Connect is an incentive-based alternative transportation program, a free program designed to reward commuters who ride the bus, carpool, walk or bike to work throughout the Colorado and Roaring Fork river valleys. Commuter Connect acknowledges and rewards our top commuters of the year. Meet 2010’s Commuters of the Year.Julie Albrecht commutes from Carbondale to Glenwood Springs by bus, bike or sometimes a combination of both.Her commute helps her to stay in shape, avoid stress and reduce her carbon footprint. Julie’s even written a little ditty about her commute-sing it with her if you run into her on the Rio Grande Trail: “Everyday a little holiday. Bikingto work, yeah, that’sthe way. Good for body, mind and for the soul. Bicycle with me. C’mon, let’s roll!”Monica Montany knows how to maximize her options.She buses, carpools and uses Aspen’s “Car To Go” carshare program to get to work and around town and beyond. Rather than drive alone, Monica suggests that commuters take the time to make a plan that utilizes “the many travel resources that are at our fingertips.” Great job, Monica.If you regularly use alternative transportation, we would like to reward you. Join Commuter Connect and be rewarded for the way you commute. Commuter Connect can help you find carpool partners for daily or one-time trips, start a School Pool for school-related trips or find you a bus buddy to help with your first trip. If you are interested in being a part of the solution to our congestion problems, then Commuter Connect is for you. As a Commuter Connect member, you will be eligible for monthly prize drawings, receive e-mail alerts to keep you updated on our region’s important traffic or construction information and local events such as Bus Rider and Carpool Appreciation Day, Bike to Work Day, Trails Day and other special events happening in the Roaring Fork Valley. Your membership will provide you with the opportunity for special offers and prizes throughout the year. Those interested in changing the way you commute, saving money on transportation costs, or preserving our quality of life are encouraged to join. If you are interested in being a part of the solution to our congestion problems, then Commuter Connect is for you.Be rewarded for using alternative transportation. All you have to do is be a member. It’s that easy and best of all it’s free. Join today at http://www.commuterconnect.net. If you create an account before April 1, you’ll be automatically entered to win amazing prizes including an iPad, concert tickets and more.Already registered? Then you’re already eligible to win. Want to win even more? Track your commutes using our handy calendar function and you’ll be entered to win one of four grand prizes including Frontier Airlines and Amtrak gift cards, a Kindle and an iPad. Don’t miss your chance to win – register now!- Sabrina Harris is transportation manager for the city of Glenwood Springs.


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