King County Metro will be introducing a new low income fare option for riders, beginning in March 2015. Users must demonstrate their income falls below 200% of the federal poverty guideline. (For a single person that is at our below $23,340 or a family of four making less than $47,700.) It is estimated that 45,000-100,000 will be eligible for the program.
The Keep Redmond Moving Challenge continues! People taking the challenge will not only earn a $20 REI gift card, but they’ll be entered into monthly drawings when they log their trips on Rideshare Online. To sign up, visit KeepRedmondMoving.com and take the pledge under “Rewards, Incentive Programs.”
Now that the I-90 construction is a distant memory, let’s reward those commuters who avoided the whole mess by carpooling, biking, busing, vanpooling & walking to work! Win or lose, you should still sign up for August’s Incentive “Al Fresco In August”, live now on your My Page! http://bit.ly/alfrescoaug
In late July, the King County Council approved a service cut package, approving specific route reductions for this September 27, and a general reduction of 188,000 hours in February 2015. Below are the routes that will be eliminated or reduced starting this fall that impact our Redmond community. If your bus route is eliminated or reduced, carpooling and vanpooling may be good alternatives for you. R-TRIP staff is happy to help you find your options
Earn your lunch (or happy hour) by winning a $25 gift card when you take at least 4 alternative commutes on your R-TRIP Commute Calendar.
Frankie’s Pizza and Pasta
Congratulations to these folks who won $50 & $100 prizes. You can join the fun by logging your trips at KeepRedmondMoving.com. You’ll not only be entered to win prize drawings like this, but you can earn $20 to REI for completing the 3-month challenge!
Summer is definitely here! Even if you didn’t win this month, check out REI, La Isla Redmond, and Bill the Butcher (all local, Redmond businesses!) who will help you get the most out of summer!
Oh boy. This could be troublesome. Westbound I-90 closing to one lane for July 18-25th will make it very challenging for commuters.
We’re always advocates of sharing the ride, telecommuting, and riding bicycles, but this is going to be a great time to utilize all your alternative commute options. If you haven’t tried the ridematching function on RideShare Online or R-TRIP, this is the perfect opportunity to see if there are others who would like to carpool-even if it is just for the week! Ridematching takes your start and end destination, and your prefered commute times and will match you with others who are nearby, traveling at the same time. Amazing!
Sound Transit’s Long Range Plan wants your feedback on where mass transit should go next! And we’re guessing many of you R-TRIPpers have some great ideas about how you want to see high-capacity transit used in Redmond.
Carpooling has all of the benefits of driving alone, but is faster, saves you money, and lets you bypass all those pesky tolls & gridlock. And this month, when you try out the ridematching capabilities at KeepRedmondMoving.com, you can win!