The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) invites Connecticut commuters to participate in a week-long challenge of trying alternative methods of travel for their daily commutes. For at least one day during CTrides Week, Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15, 2015, commuters are asked to take advantage of various ride-sharing options instead of driving alone. Commuters are also encouraged to visit www.CTrides.com and pledge their greener commute on the CTrides Week webpage.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy declared May 11 – 15, 2015 as CTrides Week with an official proclamation for the State of Connecticut. CTrides Week is an initiative to reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality in Connecticut. Solitary drivers can also save time and money by teleworking, taking a bus, train or by joining a carpool or vanpool. In addition, there are added health benefits for biking or walking instead of driving.