Startup 275

Startup 275The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) have joined together to launch Startup 275, a creative campaign targeting would-be entrepreneurs in an effort to minimize traffic along the I-275 improvement zone.

Startup 275 is a new spin on carpooling, in which carpool teams will compete to win $10,000 to fund an idea voted on by the public. Tampa-based Cox Media radio station 97X is the presenting sponsor and will be giving away the $10,000 prize. The contest is open exclusively to commuters who travel I-275 at any point between the Howard Frankland Bridge and the Hillsborough River at least 12 days a month. The first 500 active carpoolers will also be eligible to earn a $25 Visa Gift Card each month.

The goals of the Startup 275 program are to increase carpooling, create a safer commute to and from work or school in the I-275 improvement zone and to rally the community around resident-driven ideas.

For more information about Startup 275, please visit the official website at

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)