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As you make your way to work at SPC Downtown and Midtown, or to events at the Palladium Theater, make note of parking restrictions, road closures and possible delays from Thursday, Aug. 23-Friday, Aug. 31 due to events surrounding the 2012 Republican National Convention.

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         St. Petersburg College’s Office for Sustainability today announced a partnership with the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority/Bay Area Commuter Services (TBARTA/BACS) to allow students, faculty and staff to conserve and cut commuting costs.

       TBARTA/BACS provides regional commuter assistance programs and services, and promotes commuter options.

            “This partnership offers countless benefits to participants, community, and environment,” said Jason Green, SPC’s Sustainability Coordinator. “The participants benefit through fuel cost and maintenance savings, a potentially less stressful commute, and the opportunity to meet new people.  The community benefits since each carpool removes at least one car from the road, resulting in less strain on our roadways. The environment benefits through decreased greenhouse gas emissions and cleaner air.”

       The intent of the partnership is to provide TBARTA/BACS’ computerized rideshare matching services to SPC’s population. TBARTA/BACS uses it’s rideshare database to develop matches for each registered SPC student and faculty/staff member. The rideshare website allows students to be matched with other students, providing segregation from faculty/staff participants.

       Additionally, registered participants who use a commute option other than driving alone at least two days per week get up to eight free annual taxi rides home from campus.

       The free program took effect on Jan. 1; participants can register at here and click “Online Ridesharing” or call 1-800-998-RIDE (7433).

            Learn more about SPC’s Office for Sustainability here; Learn more about TBARTA here.

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