Dayton, OH – The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) will be marking National Rideshare Week, October 1 - 5, 2018, with daily posts on social media highlighting the benefits of sharing your commute with others to save money while reducing air pollution and road congestion. “During National Rideshare Week, we encourage residents of the Miami Valley to explore other ways to get to work or college,” stated MVRPC’s Executive Director, Brian O. Martin, AICP. “This is a great week to try carpooling, biking, or vanpooling to your destination.” Commuters are encouraged to share their new commute experiences on MVRPC’s Facebook and Twitter pages with the #RideshareWeek.
MVRPC sponsors the local RIDESHARE Program which is available for FREE to anyone who lives, works, or attends college in Clinton, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery or Preble Counties. Commuters may register at MiamiValleyRideshare.org to receive a match list of people who have similar schedules and destinations. After collecting the match list, registered users may contact other ride matched commuters to set up a carpool, vanpool, or bikepool. The RIDESHARE Program is a partner of Gohio Commute, a statewide initiative, promoting commuting alternatives to driving alone.
Established in 1964, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission promotes collaboration among communities, stakeholders, and residents to advance regional priorities. MVRPC is a forum and resource where the Board of Directors identifies priorities and develops public policy and collaborative strategies to improve quality of life throughout the Miami Valley Region. MVRPC performs various regional planning activities, including air quality, water quality, transportation, land use, research and GIS. As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MVRPC is responsible for transportation planning in Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties and parts of northern Warren County. MVRPC's areawide water quality planning designation encompasses five (5) counties: Darke, Preble plus the three MPO counties.
Contact Laura A. Loges, MVRPC’s Director of Marketing and Public Affairs, at 937.223.6323, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.