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we are a part of Commuter Nation

No its not a new Janet Jackson mantra,
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So put away your microphone headset and pseudo-starwars-imperial guard dance militia outfit.

www.commuternation.com is a new website and campaign to get people to use public transportation and bicycles to and from work.

The encourage this smart and ecco-conscious behavior they are having a contest.

THE PITCH:

Commuter Nation RIDE FREE Sweepstakes! Commuter Nation is giving away over 10 years of free commuting in 2 months, 6 months, and yearly chunks. There will be weekly drawings so commuters can come back and enter each week to increase their chances of winning, as well as a grand prize round.
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What: Commuter Nation campaign, to educate commuters in the greater New York metropolitan area about commuter benefits, is giving away over 10 years of free commuting during the Commuter Nation RIDE FREE Sweepstakes! Street Teams will be in stations to hand out informative tools that direct commuters to visit http://www.commuternation.com to enter the sweepstakes.

Who: Commuter Nation is an initiative to bring awareness and encourage commuting employees to learn about and participate in commuter benefits through their employer. Commuter Nation is an initiative by Commuter Check the leading provider of commuter benefits dedicated to offering solutions adapted to designed to accommodate employers of all sizes and their employees’ commuting preferences.

When: Monday, September 21st through Saturday, October 17th. To kick off the sweepstakes, Street Teams will be in Penn Station on Wednesday, September 23rd from 6:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Commuter Nation website: http://www.commuternation.com. Street Teams will be in Penn Station on the NJ Transit 7th Avenue concourse

Why: Amidst recession panic and the MTA fare increases, New Yorkers are most certainly unhappy about paying more money each month to commute. Yet, most are unaware that they could decrease the burden of commuting costs and mitigate the impact of the fare hike by participating in commuter benefits through their employer. Commuter Nation gives them the tools they need to understand and effectively communicate to their employer the relevance and timeliness of providing commuter benefits in the workplace, as well as a chance to enter to win free commuting.
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I’m being advised that cyclists: can use pre-tax dollars for bicycle equipment and repairs by participating in their employers commuter benefit program.

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