Monday, April 29, 2013
The CommuteInfo program is designed to increase the number of people who travel to work or school by riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling or bikepooling.
Commuters in Plum, Oakmont and Verona can turn their morning and evening commutes into ones that save money and help the environment. The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission's CommuteInfo program works with transportation management associations, transportation providers, businesses and non-profit service organizations in Allegheny and nine other counties to increase the number of people who travel to work or school by riding transit, carpooling, vanpooling or bikepooling. CommuteInfo's goal is for commuters living, working or attending school within Allegheny County to choose ridesharing at least twice a week. In the region, 60 percent of workers commute to jobs outside their resident municipalities, according to CommuteInfo's …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Act now through Dec. 31.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a fitting time to let local runners and walkers know that discounted "Early Bird" registration is available through Dec. 31 for the 2013 Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure. The annual event, which will be headquartered on Flagstaff Hill at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill South neighborhood next May 12 normally costs $30 (5,000-meter timed run) and $25 (untimed events) for non-breast-cancer-surviving adults. But "Early Birds" can knock $5 off of all registration fees. A full list of normal fees is available here. According to a news release, over 250,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, and over 40,000 will die from it. Susan G. Komen for the Cure-…
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Request a Walk to School Day kit before Aug. 31.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Pennsylvania Safe Routes to School will host Walk to School Day on Oct. 5. The event is an internationally recognized day that celebrates the benefits of walking by encouraging children to walk and bicycle to school. It is held annually on the first Wednesday in October. By promoting walking and bicycling on a designated day and generating enthusiasm for the event, Walk to School Day promoters hope to draw attention to the need for safe routes to school and to encourage children to make walking and bicycling to school a regular activity, according to the Pennsylvania Safe Routes to School website. Safe Routes to School is providing schools and organizations interested in participating the opportunity to register for free informational kits…