Hey folks, if you are in the DC area, Car Free Day is Monday, 22 September. If you go to the website and pledge not to use your car that day, you could win a Kindle Fire or other prizes. Even if you don't normally use your car to commute to work, you can still pledge to go car free that day.
Also, I know it's been a while since I posted about this before. I've met a few people recently who were new to the DC area and were not aware of the Guaranteed Ride Home program.
In order to encourage people to use public transit in the DC area, you can register for the Guaranteed Ride Home. If you have some sort of a family emergency an you need to go home during the middle of the day, they will pay your cab fare to go home up to 4 times per year.
I used it. It works. One day, one of my kids was sick at school and needed to be picked up and my wife was out of the area. I called the Guaranteed Ride Home program and there was a taxi at my doorstep within 10 minutes. It drove me from Crystal City all the way home to Ashburn and I signed a slip for the $70 cab fare and didn't pay a dime.
It's FREE! If you live in the DC area and use public transit to get to work, SIGN UP!