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Transit Friendly Destinations program will encourage sustainable transportation habits

Skyward's Kristine Fresch speaks at today's launch of Transti FRiendly Destination program

Skyward’s Kristine Frech speaks at launch of Transit Friendly Destination program

Representatives from Green Umbrella, Agenda 360, Skyward, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Metro and the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) announced the launch of a new program, Transit Friendly Destinations.

The program, designed to encourage sustainable transportation habits, recognizes businesses, organizations, and locations that actively promote transit ridership for their employees, customers, and guests.

During the launch event inaugural Transit Friendly Destinations participants were announced.

Founding participants include Amazon, Citibank, Fifth Third Bank, Horseshoe Casino, Northern Kentucky University, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Gaslight, University of Cincinnati Engagement Program, Federal Home Loan Bank, Antonelli College and Santa Maria Community Services.

“Constructing predictable, reliable transit corridors was a community priority identified during the myNKY public engagement process,” said Bill Scheyer, President of Skyward. “Skyward is pleased to be a partner in the Transit Friendly Destination Program because we know that when individuals and organizations better integrate sustainable transit options into their culture, everyone wins.”

Businesses and organizations interested in becoming a Transit Friendly Destination are encouraged to visit the Green Umbrella website at www.greenumbrella.org to download an application. Destinations are scored on items such as bus pass subsidy opportunities, sidewalk accessibility, and availability of transit maps and schedules.

“TANK is proud to be involved in a program recognizing organizations, corporations, and associations who value regional sustainability and work hard to promote that to their employees and members,” said Andrew Aiello, TANK General Manager.

To learn more about the Transit Friendly Destination program, visit www.greenumbrella.org.

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