Kern Council of Governments (KCG)–
Intended to inspire change among regional commuters, the Kern Council of Governments is asking drivers to seek alternative means of getting to work or school during Rideshare Week, October 2-6, by participating in its CommuteKERN Rideshare Week 2023 program.
Rideshare Week is an annual statewide campaign that promotes carpooling, vanpooling, bicycling, transit, and other alternatives to driving alone as a means of easing traffic congestion and improving air quality.
In celebration of Rideshare Week 2023, CommuteKERN is joining GET Bus and Kern Transit to host TRANSIT TUESDAY on October 3rd. Tables of information, games, and snacks will be available at BC Transit Center from 9 – 11 a.m. and CSUB’s Transit Depot from 1-3 p.m., thanking those commuters who use transit for their transportation.
All commuters who rideshare during Rideshare Week are invited to register on the commutekern.org website and log their trips from October 2-6 for a chance to win a BICYCLE donated by Snider’s Cyclery and some other great prizes. Each trip logged increases a commuter’s chance to win.
“We are asking people to find an alternate means of getting to work or school, whether it’s carpooling with your coworkers, riding the bus, or telecommuting,” said Susanne Campbell, Kern COG’s Rideshare Coordinator. “We want to make people feel good, protect our environment, and save them some money all at the same time!”
Sharing the ride is a low-cost solution that will help meet the Kern region’s mandate for clean air and growing transportation needs.
“Rideshare Week is a fun way to encourage people to consider a different approach to getting to work or school,” said Campbell. “The real key is to continue to inspire change in people’s driving behaviors and to think about ridesharing throughout the year.”
For more information, access commutekern.org or call (661) 868-RIDE (7433).