The 2013 Heartland Commuter Challenge, August 1 - August 31, is an alternative transportation competition for employees and students in the metro area. The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) and Metro Transit are hosting the challenge to:
There are a variety of resources to help first time alternative transportation commuters. The resources page includes more detailed information about these services.
After signing up for the challenge, participants log the number of alternative commutes and the number of miles traveled using alternative transportation each week from August 1 - August 31. Everyone who logs a commute will be entered into a weekly raffle prize drawing, and the 3 individuals who accumulate the most points and the 3 individuals who accumulate the most miles will win a grand prize! For complete competition instructions, see rules, and don’t miss the information on prizes.
Make sure to stay up-to-date all matters of the challenge through our Facebook event. Join it to find out weekly raffle prizes and other important information!
In the metro area, the summer’s hot weather brings higher levels of ozone pollution, contributed significantly by tailpipe emissions. There are many ways individuals can help the environment, and one of the biggest is using alternative transportation! Check out our Little Steps. Big Impact. page to learn about more small changes you can make in your everyday routine to impact the environment in a positive way.
According to the AAA, driving and maintaining an average sedan costs over $760 per month, or $9,122 per year. Reducing the need for that second (or third) vehicle can add thousands back to a household’s discretionary income each year!
Courtney Allen, MAPA rideshare intern
phone (402) 444-6866 ext. 212
|22.120 tons CO2 saved|
|Aug. 29, 2013 - Aug. 29, 2013|
|Jeanne Neumann Glasford|
|LuAnn Dougherty||2160 mi.|
|J. Ritchie Morrow||2108 mi.|
|jake whitaker||1969 mi.|