The goal is simple – help people find more energy efficient travel options.
“As a regional transportation planning organization, we are focused on coordinating transportation for the long term,” explains Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) Senior Planner Paul Brewster.
TRPC thinks of roads and bridges like other agencies manage water or other natural resources. “We do not have an endless capacity so we must manage our resources as efficiently as possible,” says Brewster.
“One way to add capacity to the (transportation) system is to reduce the demand,” adds TRPC Senior Planner Karen Parkhurst. “Trying a different way to travel just one day a week can make a huge difference – at the individual, family and community levels.”