Try the convenient ride of the 75 Eldridge Crosstown (did we mention Fridays are free?)
"We're callin' everyone to ride along
To another shore,
We can laugh our lives away
and be free once more."
- Blue Image, Ride Captain Ride
Actually, you can “be free once more” for the next three Fridays if you sample the 75 Eldridge Crosstown METRO this September.
Free Ride Fridays on the 75 Eldridge Crosstown have been drawing riders all year long to experience the convenience of alternative commuting.
“We’ve found that once people ride the 75 Eldridge in The Energy Corridor they’re likely to try it again, because it is a clean, pleasant and affordable alternative to driving,” says Nunez.
Many in The Energy Corridor District jump on the 75 Eldridge to get to work, then use a CarShare vehicle when needed. The District’s CarShare program has two installations with shared cars ready and waiting for an offsite lunch break, a trip home or a visit to the kids' school.
Stops include the METRO Addicks and Mission Bend Park & Rides, Fleetwood Station Post Office, Kendall Library & Community Center, Market Square at Eldridge Parkway, Parkway Village Shopping Center, Ray Miller Park and Terry Hershey Park. The Park & Rides connect commuters to downtown Houston and the Texas Medical Center. See all the stops on the 75 Eldridge Crosstown Destination Guide.
To help commuters sample alternative commuting, The Energy Corridor District secured a Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) grant to fund Free Ride Fridays through the end of September 2014.
Free Ride Fridays is designed to attract new riders along the route, explains Nunez. Commuters using alternative commuting, says Nunez, help reduce traffic congestion and improve air quality.
More than 80 percent of 75 Eldridge Crosstown patrons use the service to travel to and from work.
Don’t let the 75 Eldridge Crosstown be (as Blue Image sang) a mystery ship. We’re calling everyone to ride along. Visit 75Eldridge.org for more.