GreenTrips encourages residents to cut down on single-person car trips. (Photo: Staff)
The winners of GreenTrips' MoveRight Challenge for 2016 are the city of Chattanooga, EPB and RootsRated.
The MoveRight Challenge encourages participating companies to reduce pollution and ease traffic by getting to work in nontraditional ways, such as carpooling, via bus or bike, or even telecommuting.
GreenTrips, an incentive program from the ChattanoogaHamilton County Regional Planning Agency, seeks to mitigate air pollution and congestion by promoting alternate ways of travel. It's open to all users in Hamilton County and parts of North Georgia.
"I'm excited to see RootsRated win this for the first time," Mark McKnight, co-founder and chief marketing officer of RootsRated, said in a prepared statement. "We won last year when I was at Rock/Creek, so its fun to get some friendly competition going with my old co-workers. It was a tight contest, and we won with only five more trips out of hundreds total ... At RootsRated, we see the strong link between transportation options, population health, the built environment and productivity."
The three winning companies logged over 3,000 trips in September and October, which amounts ...