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San Antonio Program Challenges Residents To Rethink How You Get To Work

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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?

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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.