Annual reports from the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada’s (RTC) Club Ride program show increased reporting by commuters in 2012 — showcasing the agency’s ability to promote transportation alternatives that reduce traffic congestion, improve air quality and, ultimately, create a more sustainable community.
“Club Ride is an incredibly important program to the RTC, but also to our community and we are proud of its continued growth,” said Tina Quigley, general manager at the RTC. “If we all continue to challenge ourselves and our employers to create a more sustainable, healthy environment, we all benefit from it. And, these elements are at the core of the RTC.”
RTC’s Club Ride program works with employers to encourage the use of commute alternatives such as transit, carpooling, walking and biking.
In 2012, more than 250 southern Nevada employers participated in the program, including 25 new employers and more than 8,366 residents who also signed on to participate in Club Ride. Now, with more than 27,000 total participants in the program, Club Ride reports show that more than 989,962 total clean commute trips were reported in 2012 — up from 925,000 in 2011 — helping to reduce 5.7 million miles of travel from southern Nevada roadways, reducing 2,218 tons of greenhouse gases and reducing 56.85 tons of carbon monoxide from air this past year.
Employer participation in the Club Ride program is turnkey, as Club Ride’s outreach staff works to encourage success — providing carpool match lists, signage for carpool-only parking, hosting on-site transportation fairs and supplying marketing materials to organizations.
The 25 additional employers who signed on to Club Ride in 2012 have been key in increasing program enrollment and participation (reporting). Among new 2012 partners are: APAC Customer Service, David Francis Law Firm, Elara, Huntleigh USA, Mastercorp, The Mob Museum, National Service Technologies, Nevada School of Massage Therapy, Ocean Spray, Pepsi, The Venetian, The Palazzo and Wynn.