9Wood Employees Carpool To Work

By Paris Jackson SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Cloudy skies and scattered showers didn’t seem to knock some 9Wood employees off of the Business Commute Challenge bandwagon. “I walked to work. I live in a home that’s actually just seven blocks away,” said Architectural Sales Manager Michael Roemen. In fact, many participants in Eugene and Springfield teamed … Continue reading »

Pacific Cascade Staff Change Transportation Habits

By Paris Jackson Eugene, Ore.– “The rain and the water on the ground — I decided to go with the bus. We actually have bus passes here at Pacific Cascade that they provide for us, so that we can use alternate routes of transportation,” said Pacific Cascade Card Services Rep. Justin Bruce. Bruce’s commitment speaks … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge: Pivot Architecture

By Paris Jackson Eugene, Ore.– We’re mid-way through the Business Commute Challenge. More than 1,900 people are involved in the competition thus far. Wednesday morning, we checked in with the third company we’re following to see how they’re driving less. Organizers said participation for the challenge has nearly doubled compared to last year. A year … Continue reading »

Pivot Architecture Staff Load LTD Buses

By Paris Jackson EUGENE, Ore. — LTD buses were probably more packed than usual Wednesday as dozens of Business Commute Challenge participants hopped on to reduce road and highway congestion. “The bus is so easy. I mean LTD is just a great service — they got good information out there. You can easily find how … Continue reading »

Cawood Staff Business Commute Challenge First Timers

By Paris Jackson EUGENE, Ore. — Did you lace up your sneakers this morning to get to work? That’s what many people did for the Business Commute Challenge. It was “walk to work” day. “I think Oregonians are kind of used to the up and down, so I think there is knowledge that there’s going … Continue reading »

National Bike to Work Day

By Bryce Anslinger Friday morning thousands of people will leave their car in the driveway and hop on the bicycle to get to work because it’s National Bike to Work day. The Bike Lane Coalition expects over 1,000 local commuters to get on their bikes Friday morning. Nationally, about a half a million people are … Continue reading »

Eugene Business Commute Challenge Wraps Up

By Paris Jackson EUGENE, Ore. — All week we’ve introduced you to four local businesses and their employees, who’ve reduced their carbon foot print at least once this week, if not more. National Bike Day wraps up the Business Commute Challenge, and here’s a recap of the week-long event. It wasn’t the kind of bright … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge: Day 1

By Heather Hintze EUGENE, Ore. — It’s time for the Business Commute Challenge, which means companies will compete against each other to see which one can reduce its carbon footprint the most. If you’re like FOOD For Lane County Executive Director Beverlee Hughes, that means biking to work instead. “I have to really plan my … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge: Other Ways to Get to Work

By Heather Hintze EUGENE, Ore. — More than 2,100 people are taking the Business Commute Challenge by finding alternate ways to get to work. Some are taking the challenge a step further. One Eugene man is adding a bit of whimsy to his morning commute. While most people are biking or bussing to work this … Continue reading »

Business Commute Challenge: Carpooling

By Heather Hintze VENETA, Ore. — There are two days left of the Business Commute Challenge, and commuters in Eugene and Springfield have saved nearly 40,000 miles. But finding an alternative way to get to work can be difficult if you live in outlying communities. Thousands of people drive to work every day, and most … Continue reading »

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