Do you love all the great transportation options in our community? Join Vital Communities in celebrating our region as a model for sustainable rural transportation this fall. We’re hosting a week-long commuter challenge, a forum on transportation with local candidates for state office, rally-point rideshare, and an exciting bus vs. bike vs. car challenge!

October 20-24: Fall Way to Go! Challenge

Pledge to leave your car behind at least one day this week and join Vital Communities as we aim to collectively save $10,000 in fuel costs in just one week! You can participate by carpooling, biking, walking, taking a bus, or even by working from home. Sign up here.

October 20: Rally-Point Rideshare at the Windsor-Hartland Park-and-Ride

Have you ever heard of slugging, the phenomenon in some urban areas where drivers pick up passengers at designated rally points to use the carpool lanes? Ever wonder if that way of meeting carpool buddies could work in a region like ours? Well, we’re going to give it a try!

The renovations of the Hartland-Windsor park-and-ride off I-91 are nearly complete, and we’re going to celebrate the improvements by hosting rideshare meetups at 7:30 am, 8 am, and 8:30 am. Come meet your neighbors, enjoy free coffee and pastries, and form a new carpool.

Rain date: October 23

October 21: Bike, Bus, or Car: What’s the Quickest Way from Norwich to Dartmouth?

Do you commute from Norwich to Hanover each morning? Are you tired of dealing with the traffic at the Ledyard Bridge or the hassle of parking far from work? Ever wonder about the fastest, most convenient way to get to work?

We’ve asked ourselves this question and are putting it to a test. On October 21, we’ll see if it’s best to bike, bus, or drive alone to work from Norwich to Dartmouth College. Stay tuned for the results!

Rain date: October 24

October 22: Second Bi-State Candidates Forum on Transportation and Land Use

Join us at West Lebanon’s Kilton Library at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 22, for a lively conversation with local candidates for state senate and house seats. Our theme for the evening is transportation and land use, and you’ll have an opportunity to let your potential future leaders know your concerns about the topics – and they’ll have an opportunity to let you hear their potential solutions.