Portland transportation program named finalist in 100 Cars for Good program

Posted May 08, 2012, at 12:40 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland-based Regional Transportation Program announced recently that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a philanthropic initiative in which the automaker will give 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days. RTP was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applicants nationwide. RTP will be up for consideration 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Each day, beginning Monday, May 14, the 100 Cars for Good program will profile five finalists at 100carsforgood.com. Members of the public can vote for whichever 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 each will receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.

Maine residents are encouraged to support RTP and its quest for a new Toyota Sienna Mobility, a handicapped accessible minivan, by voting online. If RTP receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to provide rides to people in Cumberland County who have no means of transportation.

For information about RTP and its efforts to win one of the vehicles, visit rtprides.org. For information on 100 Cars for Good and profiles of all 500 finalists, visit 100carsforgood.com.

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