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File #: 18-1012    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Announcement Status: Announcements
File created: 9/2/2018 In control: Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 9/24/2018 Final action:
Title: Announcements
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Date Of BOCC Meeting: September 11, 2018

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1. National Preparedness Month: The Durham County Emergency Management Department will recognize September as National Preparedness Month (NPM), to remind citizens that we must all prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year.

This year's NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.
Things you can do to prepare include:
* Make and practice your emergency plan
* Learn lifesaving skills
* Check your insurance coverage
* Save for an emergency

For more information on NPM, visit

2. Kick off Try Transit Week with a free ride Saturday on GoDurham: Whether your favorite get-out-of-the-house plans involve biking, beers or books, add a twist to your typical trip this month and let the bus be your ride. September is Try Transit Month across the nation, and GoDurham wants to help residents participate by offering tips and suggested trips for all types of people, be they adventurers, intellectuals, tour guides or foodies. GoDurham even is offering a Fare Free Day on Saturday to get your ride off right.

To have more time and money to explore those experiences, maybe a cheaper and easier commute to work would help. As Durham, Orange and Wake counties go forward ogether with new transit investments, the ever-expanding regional network is making it even more convenient for Triangle residents to get where they need to go.
Get ready for Try Transit Week September 22-29 by heading to and using the trip-planning tool to find a route to work. If you log your new commute online at Share the Ride NC, you're even eligible for monthly prize drawings through GoTriangle's GoPerks program.
To make it even easier to try transit, GoDurham is offering riders free fare on September 22. Need help planning a route? Call 919-485-7433. And no one ever need waste t...

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