FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Pamela Blankenship
Phone: 386-226-0422 ext. 20416
River to Sea TPO partners with FDOT for the State of Florida Mobility Week
This year’s theme is “Mix-it-up – A New Way to Get Around”
Daytona Beach, FL – The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is pleased to once again partner with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to celebrate Mobility Week from October 27 to November 3, 2018. Initially launched in 2016 in Central Florida, Mobility Week is being expanded into a statewide initiative due to its success in bringing together regional partners working towards a transportation system that promotes travel choices.
The Mobility Week initiative is an annual collection of outreach events to promote awareness of safe multimodal transportation choices and how those choices can build stronger communities, reduce traffic congestion and improve community health.
There are many ways to take part in Mobility Week. Agencies, employers and individuals can all participate and contribute in their own way. Agencies can organize an event, activity or training during Mobility Week that promotes walking, cycling or transit or implement mobility actions anytime during the year that encourage people to switch from driving alone to other transportation modes including ridesharing, teleworking or other options.
Employers are encouraged to organize a workplace event during Mobility Week that can range from travel safety training, group bicycle rides, educational workshops to hosting employee competitions. They can also implement long term initiatives by contacting their local commuter assistance program to explore commuting options that might be of interest to their employees.
Individuals can sign up and take part in the Mix-It-Up 2018 challenge, by pledging to try a new transportation choice that makes a positive impact on our transportation system, by reducing the number of trips we make driving alone. The challenge is intended to encourage people to mix and match different modes of transport in their daily life and compete for prizes furnished by Mobility Week Partners.
|To learn more information about Mobility Week, including a schedule of events in your area, how to enter the Mix-It-Up 2018 Challenge and learn about transportation modes available, visit the FDOT Mobility Week website at http://www.mobilityweekfl.com.|