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The getDowntown Program, along with The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide), is excited to announce that registration begins Tuesday, May 1, 2018 for the annual Commuter Challenge that runs from Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Thursday, May 31, 2018. This challenge is for people who work in the Greater Ann Arbor Area to log their alternative commutes to and from work during the month of May.


The Commuter Challenge encourages commuters to travel to work using alternative modes of transportation, including walking, biking, carpooling, vanpooling, and taking the bus. The goal is to encourage people that may not otherwise use alternative modes of transportation to use it at least once during this competition, so that they may be inclined to continue to do so after the competition.


“This is a fun way to get more people in our community to try using different ways to get to work,” Chris Simmons, getDowntown Program Director, said. “We’ve included fun weekly challenges, and encourage everyone participating to bring a friend, neighbor, or co-worker along for the competition. We will also be highlighting interesting commuting stories and prize winners on social media, so we encourage the community to follow along on Facebook and Twitter.”


Registration for the competition opens begins Tuesday, May 1, 2018 so people who work in the greater Ann Arbor Area can begin logging their alternative commutes and test their commute. During the whole month of May, each time you log your commute, participants get a chance to win great prizes. By logging your first commute in May, participants automatically receive a free ice cream from Washtenaw Dairy!


The Commuter Challenge is organized by the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority (TheRide) and the getDowntown Program in partnership with The Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority and the City of Ann Arbor. This year’s Commuter Challenge Sustainability Superstar Sponsor is Google.


Charter Township of Ypsilanti  •  7200 S. Huron River Dr. Ypsilanti, Mi 48197  •  (734) 484 - 4700

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