Climate change hurts everyone but disproportionately harms racial and ethnic minority communities – those with the fewest resources to adapt and access sustainable solutions. Together with partners, GoTriangle is working to combat the impacts of climate change by offering travel choices that reduce greenhouse gases, and you’re invited to learn more at our virtual event “Golden Modes: Transportation and the Equitable Economy,” at 2 p.m. on June 14.
The event highlights the collective work of GoTriangle’s Transportation Demand Management programming with our partners in the region and offers new insights on how transit can build a more sustainable future for our region. Learn from key elected officials and others how environmentally friendly travel modes can attract more jobs and businesses to the Triangle and promote equity:
- Gov. Roy Cooper will proclaim June 12-18, 2022, as North Carolina’s Transportation Choice Awareness and Recognition Week in an effort to promote public health, health equity, and fair treatment in transit decision-making. In recorded comments, he will detail how reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing resilience to climate change strengthens and diversifies North Carolina's economy.
- N.C. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation Julie White will discuss how transportation choices impact the financial sustainability of the area’s poorest households and attract and retain major employers in the Triangle in her recorded keynote speech.
- Raleigh City Councilman Jonathan Melton will discuss how future transportation plans are required to increase equity in our communities.
- Commuters and GoTriangle staff will highlight existing travel options that have resulted in the dramatic reduction of greenhouse gases by employees across the Triangle.
Golden Modes ceremony to showcase gold, silver, and bronze achievers
GoTriangle will recognize individuals who have reduced greenhouse gases by using transit, carpool, vanpool, biking, walking or teleworking in their commutes through the GoPerks incentive program. Find out whose feet are golden! Reserve your place now for this free event with this link.