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Take the challenge to try a new way to travel during Mobility Week 2019. The Mix-It-Up Challenge is an opportunity to earn rewards for riding transit, biking, walking, carpooling or teleworking.
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Prize Details:Participants that log trips between Oct 25–Nov 1, 2019 will be automatically entered in a drawing for prizes. Winners will be selected randomly. Winners will be notified via email by November 15, 2019 and will have until November 30, 2019 to claim prize(s) once notified. If winners do not reply within the required timeframe, they forfeit all rights to prizes, and another winner will be selected. Prizes will include gift cards, passes to local attractions, and other promotional items.
Here are the various transportation options available in the Florida panhandle (Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington counties). Choose your favorite mode of transportation to find out more information and resources related to that mode, then take the transportation challenge.
Ride around Northwest Florida without having to worry about parking or the cost of gasoline. Use the following options based on the county you live in:
Bay Town TrolleyServing Bay County including Panama City.
ECRiderServing Okaloosa County including Destin and Ft. Walton Beach.
Escambia County Area TransitServing Escambia County including Pensacola and Century.
Gadsden ConnectorWeekday express service between Havana and Chattahoochee with stops in Quincy, Greensboro, and Gretna. Connects with the Gadsden Express in Quincy for trips to Tallahassee.
Gadsden ExpressWeekday express service from Quincy with stops in Midway, Tallahassee Community College and C.K Steele Plaza in downtown Tallahassee.
J-TransJ-Trans provides deviated fixed-route transit on Tuesdays and Fridays for $1/trip.
Weekday shuttle service throughout Quincy with connections to the Gadsden Express and Gadsden Connector.
StarMetroServing the City of Tallahassee.
These services are further described on the website of each of these agencies.
Many of these agencies also offer complimentary on-call services for individuals who are not able to use the regular fixed route bus service because of a disability, age or other limitations.
Bay Area Transportation Demand ResponseServing Bay County.850-769-0557
Big Bend TransitServing Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, Taylor and Madison counties.850-574-6064
Calhoun County TransitCommunity Transportation Coordinator for Calhoun County.850-674-4163
Dial-A-Ride–StarMetro's ParatransitServing the City of Tallahassee.850-891-5199
EC Dial-A-RideServing Okaloosa County.850-833-9168
ECCT Paratransit ServicesServing Escambia County.850-595-3228
Gulf Arc and TransportationServing Gulf and Franklin Counties.850-229-6550
Jackson County Transportation Inc.Serving Jackson County.850-482-7433
Liberty County TransitServing Liberty County.850-643-2524
Tri-County Community CouncilServing Holmes, Walton, Washington, and Santa Rosa counties.850-547-3688
Wakulla County Senior Citizens' CouncilServing Wakulla County.850-926-7145
Carpooling and Vanpooling
If transit isn’t available in your area or if you’re looking for other options, consider carpooling and vanpooling.
It's a great way to cut down on transportation costs and reduce your carbon footprint. Visit Commuter Services of North Florida to find out more about economical and environmentally-friendly commute options in Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty and Wakulla counties. Visit Ride On Commuter Services to find about commuting options in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Holmes, Washington, Jackson and Calhoun counties. Both programs also offer an emergency ride home program which provides a free ride home when emergencies arise and you need to get home from work.
Telework is a work arrangement whereby employees are allowed to perform the normal duties and responsibilities of their positions through the use of computers or telecommunications, at home or another place apart from the employees' usual place of work. Ask your supervisor or human resources staff if you can telework during Mobility Week.
Bicycling is one of the most utilized modes of active transportation in Florida. Thousands of Florida residents bike to work as their primary mode or use their bikes in conjunction with bus/rail.
For information on bicycling, visit the following resources:
Bay County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan
Bay County Trails
Leon County Bike Route Network
North Walton County Trails
South Walton County Trails
Florida Bike Trails and Maps
Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation
Florida Greenways and Trails Map
Walking has significant benefits on our transportation system, environment and on our personal health. Visit mapmywalk to find printable walking maps of any city. The resources below provide information on pedestrian laws, responsibilities and safety tips.
Walking and Bicycling Safety
Under Florida law, a bicycle is considered a vehicle, and is entitled to share the road with cars, trucks and other vehicles. Become familiar with state traffic laws that apply to bicycles and pedestrians.
Additional bicycle and pedestrian resources are listed below.
Florida Pedestrian/Bicycling Safety Resource Center
National Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
Florida Pedestrian and Bicycle Law Synopsis
Florida Bicycle Association
You can always use other options such as taxis, private car share or ride hailing services for your last mile connectivity or in conjunction with other commuter benefits programs.
Florida Department of Transportation
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