The organization said nearly 80% of commuters in South Florida are the only person in the car when they drive to work. With this program, FDOT wants drivers to try car-pooling, walking, biking, or using public transit.
Palm Beach County Commissioner Steven Abrams tried Tri-Rail seven years ago and hasn't looked back.
He said the more people who try it, the more will like it and the bigger difference it will make on the roads.
“Tri-Rail takes the equivalent of one lane of traffic off I-95 each and every day,” he pointed out. “But beyond that, it gets people to work and school who may not be able to afford a car.”
With the app and website, FDOT will log miles people travel using these alternative methods and tally how much carbon dioxide those changes keep out of the atmosphere.
The group hopes environmental and traffic benefits are enough to convince drivers to take the challenge and stick with it past the month of May. Click here to learn how you can participate in the challenge.