Happy GIS Day!

How are you celebrating GIS day? Nov. 13, 2019, is the 20th annual international GIS Day. The day aims to educate people about the power of GIS and how it can be beneficial. Used by organizations in virtually every field, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) add a spatial dimension to data so that information can be […]

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Help determine the future of transportation in the Kansas City region

Connected KC 2050, the regional transportation plan for Greater Kansas City, serves as a blueprint for managing our transportation system for the next 30 years. The plan guides how we will spend federal and state transportation funds. It covers major street and highway, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian, and freight transportation needs and projects. A […]

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Put your mind at ease with a Guaranteed Ride Home

There are many things to consider when deciding whether or not to use alternative commute options. RideshareKC’s Guaranteed Ride Home program aims to make that decision easier by offering two free rides home per year in case of emergency. If you regularly take the bus, carpool, vanpool or ride a bike to work, register for […]

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That’s a wrap on the 2019 Green Commute Challenge

The Green Commute Challenge wrapped up on Aug. 30, 2019. This year, 39 employer-based teams with 593 team members recorded 30,875 alternative transportation commute trips — traveling by carpool, vanpool, bus, streetcar, bike, e-scooter and walking, as well as miles they save by telecommuting — during the 12-week challenge. Teams earn points and individuals become […]

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A prescription for proper disposal

Nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug regularly, and more than half take two, according to the Mayo Clinic. That translates to a large amount of leftover pills and prescription bottles that eventually have to go somewhere. In the Kansas City area, there are many safe disposal options. Lock ‘em up […]

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Let’s go plogging!

You’ve probably jogged before, but have you plogged? Plogging is a way to add bending and stretching to your exercise routine — and help improve water quality — by picking up litter while you go for a run. It’s a trend that started in Sweden in 2016 and is rapidly spreading to everywhere people want […]

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Are you ready to green commute?

Join the Green Commute Challenge: choose alternative transportation and help improve air quality The 2019 Green Commute Challenge kicked off on Monday, June 3. For 12 years, this summer program has provided a friendly competition for area commuters, focused on reducing the number of single-occupant cars on metro-area roads and improving air quality in the […]

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