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Renton gets 'In Motion' with Metro

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King County Metro Transit just launched its In Motion program in Renton to encourage people who live or work in the area to leave their cars behind and use healthier travel options such as transit, bicycling, walking and carpooling. Participants who pledge to change some of their trips from driving alone to some other way of getting around will receive a free ORCA card good for two weeks of unlimited travel.

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King County Metro Transit just launched its In Motion program in Renton to encourage people who live or work in the area to leave their cars behind and use healthier travel options – such as transit, bicycling, walking and carpooling.

Participants who pledge to change some of their trips from driving alone to some other way of getting around will receive a free ORCA card good for two weeks of unlimited travel.

The program follows launch of the RapidRide F Line, which offers frequent service between Renton, Tukwila, SeaTac and Burien. Program partners in Renton include the City of Renton and the Renton Reporter.

Since Metro’s first In Motion program in 2004, it has served 29 neighborhoods, has had over 17,000 participants, saved an estimated 140,605 gallons of gas and prevented over 1,348 tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.

If you live or work in Renton it’s easy to register online and record your weekly progress. You must be 16 years or older and have at least one car in the household. As you log your trips online you will become eligible for weekly prizes.

In addition, participate in the challenge period starting in mid-August to earn more rewards and track your progress with your friends and community. If you don’t own a car contact Metro and learn how to become a car-free champion.

The program will run 12 weeks, but be sure to sign up by Oct. 10 to receive a free ORCA card good for two weeks of unlimited travel. More information is available at King County Metro Transit’s In Motion website or by calling 206-477-2005.