2013 Heartland Commuter Challenge
Omaha, NE/Council Bluffs, IA - You may want to leave the keys to the car on the counter this month. The 2013 Heartland Commuter Challenge kicks off today.
The month-long program encourages students and employees in the Omaha and Council Bluffs areas to find alternate routes of transportation such as biking, walking or taking the bus.
The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency and Metro Transit are hosting the challenge and say commuters will save cash, improve air quality and boost overall physical health.
And they're offering incentives in hopes of getting more people to participate.
You must register online, and then you'll be asked to track your trips. By doing this, you'll be eligible for a number of prizes.
So far, more than 25 businesses and more than 100 area employees and students have signed up for the challenge.