The Coast News Group

Cut your commute in October

COAST CITIES — When people use a new commute option to work during the month of October, they have the chance to win prizes by taking part in the Rideshare 2012 Commuter Challenge.Getting to work doesn’t have to be hard work. The Rideshare 2012 Commuter Challenge is a great way to save money, help minimize traffic congestion, reduce stress, recapture some time, go green, and win limited edition Chargers footballs, spa, beauty, health and wellness gift certificates, regional transit passes, car2go memberships with driving minutes, and more.

Try carpooling, vanpooling, biking, walking, using public transit, teleworking or working a compressed workweek. Try one or try them all — in any combination — to get to and from work in October. Pledge to take the challenge and start your new commute.

—Take the challenge and pledge online at

—Create a free iCommute account, or log into your existing account, to access commuter tools such as RideMatcher, Transit Trip Planner, Commute Calculator, and the Guaranteed Ride Home program.

—Log your eligible trips in TripTracker to be automatically entered for chances to win prizes.

For more information about Rideshare 2012, visit, or call 511 and say “iCommute.”