Transportation fair to be held Monday
November 20, 2009
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Are you interested in learning how you can cut back on commuting expenses while preserving the environment and reducing on-post congestion'
Womack Army Medical Center will hold a transportation fair on Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Weaver Auditorium. The fair is open to the public and will provide information on high-occupancy-vehicle commuting and the Army's Mass Transit Benefit Program.
Service providers will be available to discuss van pools, car pools, shuttle services, local public transit and the on-post shuttle. You can also learn about the Triangle Transit Authority's Share the Ride carpooling initiative. Visit www.sharetheridenc.com for more information. Van pool commuters can learn more about the Triangle Region Van Pool at the fair or at http://triangletransit.org/vanpool.
There will also be representatives from VPSI, Inc., a provider of vanpooling services at Department of Defense installations nationwide. Go to www.militaryvanpool.com for information. Representatives from TRANSITions, a service provider for commuters living close to post will also be available. Go to www.transit4u.com for more information.
Military and government employees are eligible to receive $230 per month, per person, through the Army's MTBP. Learn more at the fair and at www.asafm.army.mil/rabp/masstrans. The Fayetteville Area Systems Transportation serves Fort Bragg directly along FAST Route 40, connecting to the post shuttle at the North Post Shopping Plaza and is eligible for Army MTBP funding.
Non-government employees are not eligible for the Army MTBP; however, they are welcome to participate in the "Share the Ride NC" program.
Using alternative transportation supports the garrison commander's goal for sustainable communities by reducing on-post congestion and accidents, decreasing vehicular mobile source emissions and petroleum dependence, and reducing Fort Bragg's carbon bootprint.
For more information about the transportation fair, contact Charles Young, installation sustainable transportation planner, 907-1819 or email@example.com.