Morning transit, bicycle and walk commuters can stop by a local MetroLink Station for a complimentary snack, a thank you for riding, and information on the Guaranteed Ride Home program. “Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” is being held in conjunction with CMT’s other “Make Your Move on Metro in May” events to promote education about and expanded use of the St. Louis Metro area’s transit system as well as other viable alternative transportation modes.
“Wake Up to a Sweeter Commute” events are scheduled from 7:00 am – 8:30 am at following stations:
Friday, May 16 – Civic Center Transfer Center, 14th and Spruce streets, Downtown St. Louis, 63102
Friday, May 23 – Fairview Heights MetroLink Station, 9200 St. Clair Ave., Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Friday, May 30 – Central West End Station, 410 S Euclid Ave, 63110
Commuters should look for CMT members identified by their TEAM TRANSIT T-shirts designed in partnership with STL-STYLE. Volunteers will be distributing granola bars, registration brochures, and thanking riders for supporting St. Louis transit.
The Guaranteed Ride Home Program is an incentive for commuters to travel to work by transit or bicycling rather than driving alone. It allows employees to take transit/bicycle while providing them a “safety net”, an assurance that they can get home and not be left at work if a situation arises. This program 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.
“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.”
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 visit http://cmt-stl.org/programs/guaranteed-ride-home/.
Citizens for Modern Transit is a not-for-profit, member supported organization in St. Louis whose mission is to expand the light rail system.