Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Chamber’s Metropolitan Development Manager appointed to State Board

Chelsea Levy, the Chamber’s Metropolitan Development Manager has been appointed by Governor Gregoire to the State’s Commute Trip Reduction Board (CTR Board) to serve a four-year term.

The CTR Board establishes program guidelines for the state's Commute Trip Reduction program, which strives to remove commute trips from the highway system, decreasing congestion and improving air quality. The board develops, reviews and approves local and regional and state plans, allocates funding, and provides general policy guidance for the CTR program.

Programs created by the CTR Board focus on removing trips from roadways by encouraging local jurisdictions and large employers to develop plans that motivate employees to commute in ways other than driving alone. The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s Downtown: On the Go! program supports the work of the CTR Board.
Downtown: On the Go!, a partnership between the Chamber, City of Tacoma and Pierce Transit promotes and advocates for transportation choices and commuter resources in downtown Tacoma. Downtown: On the Go! staff can help connect businesses and commuters to bus passes, ridesharing opportunities, vanpools, flexible work arrangements and more. Similarly, the Downtown: On the Go Transportation Partnership is an active partnership between 23 downtown businesses that leverage their resources and relationships to advocate for more transportation options in downtown Tacoma.

For more information about Downtown: On the Go’s programs and resources contact Julia Petersen, (253) 627-2175, juliap@tacomachamber.org

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