The 2013 Green Commute Challenge has ended

By RideShare Staff

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MARC’s RideShare program concluded its annual Green Commute Challenge on Friday, Aug. 30. The Green Commute Challenge is a regional, employer-based contest designed to protect air quality and promote alternative forms of transportation in the Kansas City region — carpooling, taking the bus, biking, walking, or telecommuting. Participants learn the benefits of alternative transportation in this friendly competition and also help reduce air pollution in our region.

The 2013 challenge included 27 teams with 835 individuals. Collectively, they helped reduce driving by 999,151 miles — 200,000 more miles reduced than last year! — and saved a combined 963,924 pounds of emissions This is a fantastic achievement that demonstrates how people can make simple changes that  have a significant environmental impact.

The RideShare team would like to thank our sponsors: UMB; Commerce Bank; VRide; Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP; our modal sponsor, Kansas City B-Cycle; and all of our prize donors. Because of the support of these great organizations, we were able to host another successful Green Commute Challenge.

We also send our thanks to all of the participating companies and individuals. Your efforts to use alternative modes of transportation reduced emissions and helped us all breathe easier.

We plan to host another Green Commute Challenge in 2014. If you or your company would like to participate, stay in touch by liking us on Facebook  at or visiting our website at
For more information about the RideShare program, contact us at or call 816-842-RIDE(7433).

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