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Great Ways to Green Your Ride

Thinking about ways to live more lightly on the planet? You’re not alone. People worldwide are concerned about the impact of global warming and air pollution.

Still, it’s hard to know what you can do to make an impact.

One simple way to take action is by reconsidering your transportation choices. As Orange County begins to open up following restrictions imposed by the coronavirus (COVID-19), many of us are getting out and about and returning to work.

Now is a good time to think about how to move forward, By taking your car off the road just one day a week, you can help reduce carbon emissions and traffic congestion.

Here are a few ways that public transportation can help green your ride:

  • Commute to work in a vanpool. OCTA will help your company set one up and provides a $400 subsidy for eligible participants. Learn more about OC Vanpool.
  • Bike to work with a little help from OC Bus or Metrolink. Pedal to a convenient bus stop or train station and load your bike onboard for the rest of  your journey.
  • For work and play, both OC Bus (58 routes and nearly 55,000 stops) and Metrolink (12 Orange County stations) can get you where you need to go with no concerns about traffic or parking.

Please be assured that safety continues to be OCTA’s highest priority on all of its transportation modes. Learn more here about safety guidelines.

To learn more about OCTA’s commitment to a green OC, please visit the OCTA sustainability site. Take an environmental quiz by April 30 for a chance to win $100.

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