TravelWise as a way to get people to think about their commute and travel habits. The program even set up incentives to encourage carpooling, the use of public transportation, bicycling, etc. Businesses were encouraged to set up teams that could work together to track ways that they were saving miles and reducing energy demand, as well as helping clean up the air. Many businesses signed up. Now, we have a new TravelWise mobile application that lets you enter your saved miles and trips from your smartphone. This is a great way to track how you are contributing to the program.
These kind of apps often spawn more innovative thinking, so expect to see more mobile apps in the future. You can find more great mobile apps and services at Connect.Utah.gov.