Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Leggett and Navarro to Declare Transportation Choices Week in Montgomery County

To recognize National Transportation Week and celebrate the County’s comprehensive and balanced transportation program, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and County Council President Nancy Navarro designated the week of May 12 through 18 as Transportation Choices Week.

More than 67 million passenger trips are made annually on Metrorail, Metrobus, MARC, and Montgomery County’s Ride On. County commuters travel by carpool, vanpool, bicycling, walking and telecommuting each day, reducing greenhouse gases, improving the environment, ensuring the economic and environmental health of neighborhoods and enhancing the mobility of residents.

In the proclamation, Leggett and Navarro thanked residents who use alternative transportation such as carpools, vanpools or public transit, and who walk or bicycle. They also commended employers who encourage their workers’ use of commuting alternatives.