South Florida is home to the 5th most congested roadways in the nation. This should come as no surprise to local commuters, who spend an average of one hour and 48 minutes to travel a route that should only take 30 minutes.
While the cost of traffic congestion can take a big bite out of commuters’ time and budget, there are more options than ever before to ease the burden of commuting through alternative modes of transportation.
In recognition of Earth Month and to educate and encourage commuters throughout the region to try modes of transportation other than driving alone, the Florida Department of Transportation and its transportation partners are hosting the South Florida Commuter Challenge during the month of April.
The goal of the Challenge is to reduce traffic congestion by increasing alternative mode usage and lowering the number of single-occupancy vehicles on the road. Improving traffic conditions in this way will reduce the time and expense associated with commuting, improve air quality throughout the region, and lower the impact of traffic on infrastructure. Individuals and businesses participating in the Challenge will be recognized for their community stewardship and leadership.
Joining the Challenge is easy! Simply make a pledge to use alternative methods of transporation during the month of April. Click here to learn more about each of the available alternative methods of transportation.
The Challenge runs from April 2nd to April 30th, 2018.
The Challenge is open to individuals 18 years of age or older who work or go to school in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, or St. Lucie counties.
Participants will have the option to choose from the following: