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Drivers encouraged to take a "smart commute" this month

Posted at 4:04 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 07:28:55-04

BOISE, Idaho — We've all seen it on our daily commutes--car after car, oftentimes with just one occupant. The Ada County Highway District says that approximately 80% of Treasure Valley residents drive a car to work. All of that traffic means more wear and tear on our roads, which also means more tax dollars are being spent to expand or maintain existing infrastructures.

Starting today, ACHD kicks off its month-long campaign, "May in Motion," with the goal of educating and exposing the community to the various ways one can get to a from work more efficiently. ACHD has even opened up a free program for businesses to encourage their employee's to participate.

"It's a challenge for employers to incentivize their employees to take a smart commute 4 times in the month of May," says Maureen Gresham, the Manager of Commuteride.

The campaign suggests that once people experience a "smart commute," they are more likely to stick with it or make it a priority.

For more information on Commuteride, click here.