The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG ) has updated its TryParkingIt.com website that, for the last 10 years, has allowed users to track alternatives to driving alone and see how much money and emissions they can save by making a transportation choice that lessens congestion.
Options now include carpooling, transit, bicycling, walking, working from home and more and includes rewards such as discounts and contests designed to inspire greater participation in the program. Users will be awarded points each time they enter an alternative commute. The points can be used to enter contests or redeemed for giveaways, store discounts and more.
Another new feature of the updated site is multimodal trip logging that takes into account the fact that people may get to work using multiple options. For example, if a commuter wants to ride their bike to work, but lives too far from the office, they may choose to ride to the nearby rail station and take the train the rest of the way, continuing on a bike when they reach the station nearest their workplace.
For more information, visit TryParkingIt.com.