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Answering the Commuter Challenge

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    Holding a basketball, challenge winner Tracey Dominque is flanked by, from left, Parking and Transportation’s Lluvia Resendiz and Richard Sobraham, and South Florida Commuter Services’ Suzell Bogle Hopman and Nelly Navarro.

    More than 250 faculty, staff and students joined the South Florida Commuter Challenge from November 6-17, logging more than 7,400 commuter miles on alternative transportation using the RideFlag mobile app.

    Undergraduate student Tracey C. Dominique, who logged 315 commuter miles on public transit, was among the participants who contributed to the University’s ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and build a more sustainable UM community by leaving their cars at home and walking, carpooling, or riding their bikes, Metrorail, or Tri-Rail to campus. Her name was selected from a random drawing of participants from 13 universities to receive four tickets to a Miami Heat game. A student from Miami-Dade College North Campus received the grand prize of a $2,500 scholarship.

    “I used to deeply regret my decision to commute rather than living on campus, but RideFlag has helped me to see the beauty in commuting,” Dominique said.

    To participate in future challenges or receive future program incentives, download the RideFlag mobile app today using your University of Miami email address and select “University of Miami” as your organization if you want to commute with other UM affiliates. You can register as a driver, passenger, or both, and you can choose who you want to commute with.

    Download RideFlag today and help the University of Miami reduce its carbon footprint through more sustainable mobility options.

    For more information on UM’s mobility options, please visit the Parking and Transportation mobility options website at, or contact Lluvia Resendiz, mobility manager, at or 305-284-1547.

    Download the app now on Google Play or the Google App Store.



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