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March 2016

 

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Alternative-commute site gets new look

 

The region’s alternative-commute and ride-matching website has a new look. The North Central Texas Council of Governments recently relaunched TryParkingIt.com, which for almost ten

years has allowed users to track alternatives to driving alone and see how much money and emissions they can save by making a transportation choice that lessens congestion.

 

Options include carpooling, transit, bicycling, walking, and working from home. The new version still allows the users to track their savings and find ride matches, but introduces rewards such as discounts and contests designed to inspire greater participation in the program. Prizes and merchandise discounts are donated by G.R.E.E.N. Partners. Companies and other providers participating as partners benefit by receiving recognition on the Try Parking It website and other NCTCOG platforms, expanding their customer bases and motivating commuters to try alternatives to driving alone. Users will be awarded points each time they enter an alternative commute. The points can be used to enter contests, or redeemed for giveaways, store discounts and more.

While the enhancements make the site more interactive and user-friendly, improving air quality and reducing traffic congestion remain the priorities.

In addition to keeping track of the money and miles saved by alternative commutes, users can see how many pounds of greenhouse gases they have saved.

Another feature of the updated site is the multimodal trip logging. Previously, TryParkingIt.com allowed only one commuting method to be entered for each trip. The updated site will take into account the reality that people may get to work using multiple options.

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