If you dread the drive back and forth to work each day, you may consider changing the way you commute.
The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is launching a new program that provides information about daily alternatives to fit your transit needs.
The initiative, called Alamo Commutes, encourages more multimodal transportation choices – like biking, using the bus or walking – along with new ways of thinking about the typical commute through flex scheduling arrangements between workers and employers.
The goal is to reduce the number of single occupancy trips and hopefully also reduce the amount of vehicle emissions in the region. Rapid population growth in San Antonio is making it increasingly more imperative to find solutions for the city's transportation issues.
How can getting around town be more affordable and accessible? Multi-modal transportation is intended to be more environmentally sustainable, but do you see it being adaptable to your everyday routine?
Can this new program convince San Antonio residents to finally make a change?
- Lily Lowder, manager for the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's new commuter assistance program Alamo Commutes
- Jillian Harris, senior transportation planner City of San Antonio’s Transportation and Capital Improvements department
- Tim Mulry, strategic planner at VIA Metropolitan Transit and former sustainable transportation manager at the City of San Antonio’s Office of Sustainability