‘Triad Commute Challenge’ begins sixth year on Saturday

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Two organizations are challenging Triad residents to ride the bus, walk or carpool to work just once.

The Piedmont Authority on Regional Transportation and the Triad Air Awareness Group are sponsoring the Sixth Annual Triad Commute Challenge.

The challenge asks people to think of less expensive and less polluting ways of getting to and from work. Last year, thousands pledged to take the challenge.

"We had about 5,000 people pledge that, during the three months, they were going try something different--try to ride bus at least one time or carpool one time," said Brooke Kochanski with PART.

The challenge begins Saturday morning with the Commuter Dash, a free 5K run and walk through downtown Winston-Salem.