Tennessee Valley Authority has won Smart Trips 2013 X-Treme Commuter Challenge in a hotly contested battle that raged for four weeks. TVA participants bested employees at 41 opposing companies to take the title by registering 48 new participants and logging more than 1,500 smart trips during the competition. More >>
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Monika Miller won the grand prize vacation from AAA East Tennessee.
TVA was the overall winner of the Commuter Challenge.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau presented Smart Trips, the regional program that rewards work commuters for driving less, with the 2013 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award for Clean Air at Lipscomb University’s Shamblin Theatre in Nashville yesterday. Smart Trips was one of 12 honorees recognized for having made a positive impact on Tennessee’s natural resources.
“Today’s award ceremony honored groups and individuals across the state for their commitment to a healthier Tennessee,” Haslam said. “I want to commend all of this year’s honorees for their innovative efforts to help conserve and protect Tennessee’s natural resources for future generations.” Read the press release >>
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:
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.