Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) will host “Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” events from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Friday, May 16, Friday, May, 23 and Friday, May 30 at several popular MetroLink stations and transfer centers to thank area residents for supporting St. Louis transit. The morning’s transit, bicycle and walk commuters should be on the look-out for CMT members wearing Team TRANSIT t-shirts and the Y-98 entourage who will be handing out complimentary granola bars and information on the Guaranteed Ride Home program.
“Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” events are scheduled for following stations and bus transfer centers:
May 16 – Civic Center Transfer Center, 14th and Spruce streets, Downtown St. Louis, MO, 63102
May 23 – Fairview Heights, 9200 St. Clair Ave., Fairview Heights, IL 62208
May 30 – Central West End Station, 410 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
“Our community offers a variety of very viable alternative transportation options and convenient incentives, like the Guaranteed Ride Home program, that make taking transit, bicycling or walking even easier choices,” commented Kim Cella, the executive director of Citizens for Modern Transit. “The program acts as a safety net in case a situation arises when an individual needs an assured and immediate ride home.”
More specifically, the Guaranteed Ride Home Program is an incentive for commuters to travel to work by transit or bicycling rather than driving alone. It provides immediate transportation, either a cab ride or rental car, in case of an emergency, sickness or unscheduled overtime. CMT has recently partnered with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to expand the program to include the rental car option as another alternative for getting home in case of an emergency. To register for the program or to simply learn more, area residents are encouraged to stop by one of the previously mentioned “Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” event locations or
Thanks to the St. Clair County Transit District for sponsoring the Wake Up events.