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Posted on: October 3, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Mayor Kim Endorses CDTC's Efforts to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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Second Annual Ditch the Car Challenge a Success

The Ditch the Car Challenge encouraged participants to track their trips and explore the region for a summer of fun

ALBANY, NY October 4, 2022 – The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) held the second annual Ditch the Car Challenge from June 4th through September 9th. The program highlighted the many ways you could go about your daily routine without driving alone in a car such as bicycling, walking, carpooling, riding the bus, or using CDTA’s on-demand service, FLEX.

Thirty-eight (38) participants logged 1,718 trips totaling 16,042 miles and burned over 351,000 calories. Together, they prevented 12,817 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions from being released and saved 642 gallons of gas.

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The Capital District Transportation Committee (CDTC) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the counties of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga (except the Town of Moreau and the Village South Glens Falls) and Schenectady. CDTC facilitates a transportation planning process as required by federal law and supported with federal funding.

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