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Parking and Transit Services needs your vote to determine 'Super Commuter'

December 03, 2012

After a months-long contest in which ASU Parking and Transit Services searched for a Super Commuter to star in their upcoming ad campaign, four finalists have been identified and now it’s up to Sun Devils to weigh in on who is the ultimate Super Commuter.

To choose your favorite Super Commuter, visit the PTS Super Commuter Facebook event and cast your vote by noon, Dec. 5. Then, at 4 p.m., Dec. 5, make your way to the Pima Room of the Memorial Union on the Tempe campus for the Super Commuter event, where light refreshments will be served and the winner of the Super Commuter contest will be revealed.

Here’s a preview of the four finalists, which includes three students and one staff member:

One student takes the bus from Chandler Mall to ASU. She loves taking the bus because of the amazing people she meets along the way. She admires the different perspectives of all of the other riders and drivers on her route. This student, who also has a job at ASU, also gets necessary work done all while riding.

Another student takes the light rail to the ASU Tempe and Downtown campuses. She loves the convenience of the light rail because it’s close to where she lives and it gives her a chance to surf the web, listen to music and save gas money while getting to school!

Another candidate says she hasn’t owned a car in two years. Her commute starts all the way out near the Polytechnic campus. This finalist enjoys a three-mile bike ride to the Poly campus, where she hops on the free intercampus shuttle to the Tempe campus. From there, she hops on another of our free shuttles to the Downtown Phoenix campus. Her routine is rigorous, but she says she wouldn’t trade it in for a car any day.

A staff member who submitted his story says that his routine is for health and for sustainability. He committed to a healthy lifestyle and has since lost a lot of weight and shrunk his carbon footprint. This staff member frequently bikes to campus, or he takes Tempe’s free neighborhood Orbit shuttle. On days when he has an appointment off-campus, he simply checks out one of the nearby Zipcars.

To enter to become a Super Commuter, contestants posted videos, photos or a written story to the PTS Super Commuter Facebook page about their form of transportation. Super Commuters are considered those who bike, walk, carpool, take a bus or light rail, pogo, parachute or take any means of travel other than riding in a car alone to get to campus.

Learn more here.