PDP and CommuteInfo Help You Rise Above Rising Fuel Costs

Six-Month Campaign Promotes Transportation Alternatives

PITTSBURGH, PA — If boring commutes and high gas prices are putting a damper on your day… and wallet, now’s the time to consider some alternatives for getting to work. The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) is working with the CommuteInfo program to encourage commuters in the Pittsburgh region to fill out an online profile to receive a free, personalized report of commuting options.

Between now and December, anyone who goes to www.commuteinfo.org and completes an online profile will be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of three gift cards each month for Downtown stores and restaurants, including Capital Grill, Six Penn Kitchen, McCormick and Schmick’s, One Oxford Centre, Saks and Macy’s. Each one is valued at approximately $75. Commuting options include transit, carpooling, bike-pooling and vanpooling.

“Sharing the ride to work can save commuters money, and now with the PDP’s incentive, commuters also have a chance to win,” said Lisa Kay Schweyer, Program Director for the CommuteInfo program.

“It’s often difficult to break the habit of driving to work,” said Lucinda Beattie, Vice President of Transportation for the PDP. “This program helps break down those barriers by sorting out the best options for a particular commuter’s situation, which makes the idea of alternative transportation a little less daunting.”

For more information about the program, prize rules or commuting options, visit www.commuteinfo.org or call 1-888-819-6110.

About CommuteInfo

CommuteInfo is a program of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, coordinated in partnership with transportation management associations, transportation providers, businesses and non-profit organizations throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. The CommuteInfo program is designed to serve commuters and employers as a clearinghouse for information about transit, carpooling and vanpooling. The program serves employers and commuters in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Green, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

About the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

The Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership (PDP) is a dynamic, nonprofit organization comprised of business and community leaders, property owners, civic organizations, foundations and residents who provide energy, vision and advocacy for Downtown Pittsburgh. Working collaboratively with its partners, the PDP strives to create a positive Downtown experience for residents, workers and visitors alike. The PDP’s strategic initiatives include clean and safe services, transportation, housing and economic development and advocacy. For more information, visit www.DowntownPittsburgh.com.

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