Commission approves look at Clean Air Campaign

Thu, 03/19/2009 - 3:09pm
By: Ben Nelms

Georgia Clean Air Campaign came to Coweta County Tuesday, with representatives receiving approval from commissioners to inquire if any county employees are interested in the no-cost program.

Speaking to commissioners, Clean Air representative Mike Williams noted the negative health impacts of traffic congestion and the benefits of decreased traffic and improved air quality that comes from taking more vehicles off the road by efforts such as carpooling.

Williams said his organization was interested in partnering with the county to determine if any employees might want to reduce travel expenses by taking advantage of the commute options and other incentives available. The programs are at not cost the county, he said.

Commissioners agreed to have the organization provide information to employees and determine the interest level.

Clean Air Campaign services are available to commuters and employers, Williams said. Clean Air Campaign commute specialists work with Atlanta Regional Commission and 9 other transportation management associations in providing programs such as telework assistance, carpool partnering and the Guaranteed Ride Home service. The organization is currently working with more than 1,600 employers in assisting with commute options for employees.

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