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TransOptions Named a 100 Cars for Good Finalist
05.30.2012

TransOptions has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 non-profits over the course of 100 days. TransOptions was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide. 100 Cars for Good is the first initiative to directly engage the public to determine how Toyota’s philanthropic donations are awarded.

TransOptions will be up for consideration on Sunday, July 15th from 12:01 AM to 11:59 PM. 

"Everyone at TransOptions is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program," said John F. Ciaffone, President.  "We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase our mission and hopefully win a car to help us increase our impact in northwestern New Jersey."

"We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, make time to visit www.100carsforgood.com on Sunday, July 15th to vote for us.  A new vehicle would really be a game-changer for our ability to teach kids and adults about the use of alternative fuels and energy independence."

Each day, beginning May 14, 2012, 100 Cars for Good will profile five finalists at www.100carsforgood.com. Individual members of the public will be able to vote for which ever nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle. The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day will win one of six Toyota models. Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.

You are encouraged to support TransOptions and our quest for a new Toyota Prius v. If TransOptions receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used as a visual tool to demonstrate how to become energy independent and improve air quality.

By seeing the car and its technology, students can immediately grasp how the battery is generating power without a full reliance upon gasoline and without emitting large amounts of pollution into the air. The car will be used in our environmental education programs and at company on-site events as a hands-on demonstration of an energy-efficient vehicle.