Y’all Curbed the Car!

On Friday, May 18, the Upper Valley celebrated its newest holiday: Curb the Car Day.20180518_080014-PH

Riffing off National Bike to Work Day, Curb the Car Day embraces all forms of non-drive-alone commutes: biking, walking, taking transit, telecommuting, carpooling, vanpooling, and more. 

Seven workplaces participated in the event, with participants receiving free breakfast snacks, coffee, and swag. See some event photos below! 

One organizer-participant — Erin from the Upper Valley Haven — penned this poem to rouse interest among her coworkers and other commuters traveling by the Haven’s Curb the Car Day station on Route 5 in Wilder:

Curb Your Car Day is tomorrow,
Ride your bike and you won’t feel sorrow.

Take the bus, walk or carpool,
Trust me, you will be SO cool!
A light breakfast will be served on site,
So come have a little bite.
Afterwards you can take a shower
And bask in all your power.

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Bus-Bike-Car Race Finish

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Featuring Your Friends & Neighbors!

Recognize anyone? Thanks to some dedicated bus riders with bright smiles and great stories, we’ve put together this poster series promoting Advance Transit’s real-time system (scroll down to see them all). These are all REAL Upper Valley folks who have made Advance Transit part of their day. Want to see your face on the next series? E-mail us!

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About the Upper Valley Transportation Management Association (UVTMA)

The Vital Communities Transportation Program convenes the Upper Valley Transportation Management Association (UVTMA), a membership-based group of workplaces, transportation providers, municipalities, and planners. Dues-paying members are eligible for customized programs and services for their town or workplace.

Join us to help solve the transportation challenges affecting the Upper Valley. E-mail Bethany to learn more about becoming a UVTMA member.

UVTMA Steering Committee

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock: Tom Carlson
  • Norwich: Susan Hardy
  • Hanover: Rob Houseman
  • Lebanon: Rebecca Owens
  • Hartford: Matt Osborn
  • Dartmouth College: Patrick O’Neill
  • Enfield: Rob Taylor
  • Lyme: Daniel Brand
  • New England Transportation Institute: Matthew Coogan
  • Hanover Bicycle/Pedestrian Committee: Scot Drysdale
  • Upper Valley Business Alliance: Tracy Hutchins
  • Advance Transit: Van Chestnut
  • At Large: Patricia Higgins
  • Hypertherm: John Rooney
  • Hartland Energy Committee: Karl Kemnitzer
  • UVLSRPC: Meghan Butts
  • TRORC: Rita Seto
  • MARC: Jason Rasmussen
  • Southwestern Community Services: Teri Palmer
  • Stagecoach: Mike Reiderer
  • Vital Communities: Bethany Fleishman & Mike Kiess