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By goDCgo . on 12/15/2011
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By goDCgo . on 12/8/2011

As a regular bus commuter, I notice a distinct drop-off in ridership during the winter months. While it can get quite cold waiting for the bus, I do enjoy knowing that once it arrives, I can warm up rather quickly and read for a bit or check my emails. In contrast, if I drive during the winter, I still get cold while sitting idly in my car waiting for it to warm up, and I usually have to spend a few minutes scraping the windshield. Then throughout my drive I’m blasting the defroster and hoping the few inches of visibility through my side mirrors and back windows (still mostly foggy due to my impatience) aren’t preventing me from seeing another car I may be about to hit. In summary, transit commutes during the winter can be much less stressful – and depending on your driving skill (mine admittedly being questionable at times) – safer!

During the winter months, when work tends to be slower, is a great...
By goDCgo . on 12/5/2011

This year is the 15th anniversary of the Commuter Connections Employer Recognition Awards, which is an annual event celebrating Washington Metropolitan area employers that have gone above and beyond in encouraging their employees to commute to work sustainably. Nominations are now being accepted for the three categories:

Incentives - providing incentives that make alternative transportation modes more attractive and easier than driving alone. Marketing - promotion of alternative commuting options and programs. Telecommuting - initiation of a successful telecommute program. The application can be accessed online from the Commuter Connections website. 

Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony in summer 2012 and recognized in an advertisement in a major newspaper, press release and online video. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2012. If you have questions about the application...