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Announcing the 2014 Commuter Challenge

commuter challenge graphicSave the date for the annual Smart Trips Commuter Challenge awards ceremony: November 20th at 4:30 p.m. at the Southern Depot in Downtown Knoxville. Each year, we recognize our outstanding individual and employer participants for their clean commute achievements.

Individuals are rewarded for logging their commutes, saving greenhouse gas emissions, and burning calories. Employers are rewarded for employee participation, new registrations, and the number of clean commutes logged on the Smart Trips website.

While Smart Trips tracks stats and rewards members all year long, October is our Commuter Challenge Bonus Round. We’ll have special prizes available for participants who log clean commutes during this month. So if you or your company just discovered Smart Trips, you can still WIN BIG at the awards ceremony! Get the details >>

Smart Trips Receives Air Quality Grant

John Schroer and Jeff Welch
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has awarded $27 million in air quality grants to 11 communities across the state. The money will fund a diverse group of projects that reduce congestion and improve air quality.

Smart Trips is thrilled to be chosen as a CMAQ grant recipient again this year. Pictured here, TDOT Commissioner John Schroer presents these vital funds to Jeff Welch, Director of the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization.

Want to help Smart Trips access the full potential of our state and federal funding? Send us an email today to find out how you can become a local partner to improve air quality and traffic congestion in East Tennessee.

zipcar logoWheels With No Strings Attached!

Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! The City of Knoxville and Knoxville TPO have partnered with Zipcar to provide car-sharing for residents, businesses, and the University Community. The partnership increases access to affordable, convenient transportation options that reduce congestion and emissions. To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away. When you’re done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up.

Your first year membership fee has been waived, thanks to a grant to improve air quality from the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization

As a member you get:

  • Access to Zipcars 24/7.
  • Rates start at just $7.50/hour or $69/day.
  • Gas, insurance and maintenance are included for free!
  • The first year membership fee has been waived (Thanks for a grant from the Knoxville TPO)

Learn more and get started at zipcar.com/knoxville.

A Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement grant was awarded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation to the Knoxville/Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission for membership subsidies and marketing of car-sharing in Knoxville. The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization is managing the project.


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