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Carpooling

Carpooling: Driving Together, Saving Together

February 1, 2017

Driving Together, Saving Together Each year Carpool Week encourages drivers across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to try carpooling or, if they have an existing carpool, adding another person to the trip. The benefits of sharing the drive are many but the easiest to understand is drive together, to save together – money […]

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Smart Commute Week 2016

Smart Commute Week 2016

October 6, 2016

Between September 19 – 25 people were encouraged to try smart travel options such as walking, cycling, transit, and carpooling while getting from A to B. Smart Commute’s goal is to ease gridlock while helping those who live or work in the GTHA save time and money. Smart Commute works toward opportunities to generate real […]

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Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day Winners 2016

August 5, 2016

Congratulations to Navneet Kumar, Serge Cherevko and Thomas Appleyard on logging their bike trips for Bike to Work Day 2016. These avid cyclists not only helped to reduce congestion by choosing an alternative mode of transit they also peddled their way to win a $500 VIA Rail pass each along the way! Combined the winners […]

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Bike to Work Day 2016

May 27, 2016

It’s that time of year again – time to dust off your bike and change your commute perspective. Bike to Work Day (Monday, May 30) is all about exploring cycling as a commute option. It is a sustainable option with countless benefits – why not give it a try? You may think that your commute […]

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Carpooling 101

February 3, 2016

According to a recent survey, 81% of carpoolers are satisfied with their commute. But what is carpooling exactly? This mode of travel, once synonymous with driving your child and their classmates to school, has made a comeback across North America. Carpooling was brought to the forefront of the sustainable travel discussion when the GTHA was chosen […]

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Smart Commute Awards 2015

Smart Commute Awards 2015

November 20, 2015

What a memorable night it was at the 9th annual Smart Commute Awards on November 19, 2015. The historic St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto made for a classy back drop for an evening focused on celebrating all things Smart Commute. Invited guests included staff from 13 Smart Commute offices/Transportation Management Associations across the region, representatives […]

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Smart Commute Week 2015

September 22, 2015

Smart Commute Week: Sept 21 to 27 Going places? Smart Commute is here to help! We are fortunate here in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) to have so many transportation options at our disposal. From trains and buses to bicycle paths and carpool lanes, the GTHA has a growing network of travel options and […]

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Kevin Phillips cycling to work

Athletes aren’t the only ones who have been training for the Games

July 28, 2015

Businesses all across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area have been preparing their workplaces for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, to ensure business continuity and help staff prepare for the busier road networks. “We started planning several months in advance” says Kevin Phillips, Manager of Municipal Transportation at the Richmond Hill office of […]

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Dana Fountain et quatre de ses cinq amis covoitureurs

Carpooling for Gold

July 14, 2015

When their Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) office moved north of the city to Vaughan in February, Dana Fountain and his co-workers had no choice but to re-evaluate their commutes. Traveling from Toronto to Vaughan is far from a commuter’s paradise, as it requires the purchase of a more expensive and less convenient weekly […]

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Rethink Series: REROUTE your commute

July 9, 2015

What an exciting time to travel around the region this summer! With the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games a few days away and the weather warming up, there is no better time to rethink the way you travel. Smart Commute is calling all you Greater Golden Horseshoe region folks to rethink your commute and […]

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