Loudoun County Commuter Services is unveiling more facets of the ISHARE66 Commuter Incentives program. The aim of the program is to reduce traffic congestion and promote alternate modes of transportation through the Interstate 66 corridor.
The incentives are designed to encourage I-66 commuters to use travel modes other than driving alone to reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicles on the road. The type of incentive depends on which alternative travel mode I-66-users choose:
- New riders of the Loudoun County Premium Commuter Bus to Arlington, the Pentagon and Washington, D.C. will receive a $100 SmarTrip card to use for the first month with the option to receive two additional $100 cards for use over the following two months.
- Anyone who is already a premium commuter bus rider may refer a friend to the bus service and will receive a $50 SmarTrip card for each referral, up to a total of ten.
- New carpoolers will receive a $100 gas card if a new carpool is formed. If I-66 users are not ready to form a carpool, they can receive a $25 gift card by simply registering an interest with Commuter Connections.
- New vanpoolers will receive $500 toward the vanpool’s expenses for the first three months of operation, such as the leasing of the van and gasoline. If I-66 users are not ready to form a vanpool, they can receive a $25 gift card by simply registering interest with Commuter Connections.
The new incentives follow the launch this week of free bus rides on Loudoun’s Metroconnect buses to and from the Wiehle-Reston East and West Falls Church Metrorail stations through June 2. The incentives are funded through the tolls generated from the I-66 Express Lanes. More information, including how to sign up for the incentives, is online at loudoun.gov/ishare66.