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Rochester's Fall Commuter Challenge highlights new options

Rochester Public Transit is encouraging commuters to try new means of transportation during their Fall Commuter Challenge.

Posted: Nov 14, 2017 7:28 PM
Updated: Nov 15, 2017 6:34 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Rochester Public Transit is hosting a Fall Commuter Challenge Nov. 13th-17th. 

Commuters are encouraged to sign an online pledge to try a new way to get around town. 

"We're encouraging people to try something new ... it could be taking a bike, carpooling, with friends, riding the bus, " Nick Lemmer, the Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for the City of Minneapolis Parking and Transit, said. 

He said reducing solo-driving benefits everyone. 

"It opens up parking, it frees up the congestion on our streets, and what we find when we've done this kind of program in the past ... people are often pleasantly surprised at how nice it is to take a bus and not have to try and find parking," he said. 

As part of the challenge, PRT is hosting "pop up" events throughout the week, like giving out snacks. 

Sign up to take the pledge and be entered to win prizes here. 

Some of the prizes include a bicycle, FitBit and giftcards to nearby businesses.

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