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July Commuter News

In This Issue
Introducing Get There 
Get There and Commuter Kickbacks

Commuter Kickbacks June Winners
New WTA Staff - Welcome Maddie
Who We Are
Westside Transportation Alliance is a nonprofit that works with employers and local governments to reduce single occupancy vehicle commute trips in Washington County, Oregon. 

Introducing Get There

New Online Tool Replaces Drive Less Connect
Get There is a new web based tool that helps match potential carpool partners. In addition, Get There helps plan trips by transit, bicycling, and walking. By entering start and end locations you can compare different options for the trip, see if carpool partners are available, and review the resulting cost and greenhouse gas emissions impacts of the different choices.

Get There has replaced Drive Less Connect, and it offers a much improved user interface and many other exciting upgrades. Get There works as easily as the best trip planning services out there, and it has its own smartphone app - Commute Tracker by RideAmigos - that will help make trip logging easier than ever. Get There can also sync with other popular smartphone apps including Strava and Waze Carpool.  

“Our goal is to help people have more choices for the way they travel,” said ODOT Highway Division Administrator Kris Strickler. “With more options, we usually see fewer vehicles on the road – and that means less congestion and frustration for everyone.” 

Get There and Commuter Kickbacks

Activate Your Get There Account by July 15
for a Chance to Win Hillsboro Hops Tickets
Get There is now the host platform for Commuter Kickbacks. If you had an account in Drive Less Connect you will need to update your password in Get There. Once that is done your trip history from Drive Less Connect will be saved in your account. Emails about this were sent to all Drive Less Connect account holders on July 1.

We are #AllHoppedUp about Get There, and so is Barley from the Hillsboro Hops. To celebrate this exciting new platform, and to make sure you are eligible to win Commuter Kickbacks prizes in July, WTA is giving away four field box tickets to a Hillsboro Hops game! Make sure you are eligible for the prize drawing by activating your Get There account before 5pm on Monday, July 15th!

June Winners

Congratulations to the four Commuter Kickbacks winners in June! This month's winners included employees of two of WTA's membersIntel and Portland Community College. All four June winners received a $50 gift card to Fred Meyer. 

This month's winners primarily used the bus to replace single occupancy vehicle commute trips, and carpooling and biking were also popular. The four winners recorded 44 combined days of bus trips in June, 13 days of bicycling, and 11 days of carpooling.   

Don't forget - there are ways to up your chances of winning. In addition to the special drawing for four field box tickets to a Hillsboro Hops game (see previous article), the July prizes will be FIVE $20 gift cards to BG's Food Cartel in Beaverton! Contact Maddie or Jeff if you have any questions.

New WTA Staff

Welcome Maddie

Maddie Billings has joined WTA as a part-time Communication and Program Coordinator. A recent graduate of the University of Oregon, Maddie has a Bachelor of Arts in Planning, Public Policy, and Management. She was born and raised in the Beaverton area and is eager to cultivate positive change in her hometown. She has previously worked as an intern with Safe Routes to School in Springfield, OR in addition to participating in transportation-related research and projects within the state, involving topics like bicycle tourism and autonomous vehicles. She is passionate about active transportation and all that it entails; such as public health, the environment, and community development. In her free time, Maddie enjoys traveling, live music, and exploring Portland’s food scene. An advocate for multi-modal transportation, she prefers to bus, bike, and walk to get around town. 

WTA Members

Washington County
City of Beaverton
Columbia Sportswear
First Tech Credit Union
City of Hillsboro
Kaiser Permanente
Portland General Electric
Lam Research
Portland Community College
City of Tigard
Laika Studios
Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District 
Vernier Software & Technology
Enterprise Rideshare
City of Forest Grove
Thomas, Coon, Newton and Frost Law Firm
City of Wilsonville - South Metro Area Regional Transit (SMART)
Affiliate Members
Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce
Beaverton Round Executive Suites
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
The Intertwine Alliance
Portland Transport
Ride Connection
The Street Trust
Tualatin Chamber of Commerce
WashCo Bikes
Westside Economic Alliance
Made possible with support from Metro and the Federal Transit Administration 
Our mailing address is:
12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 300
Beaverton, Oregon 97005

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