Clean Air Day
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Ride for free - all day!!
Cornwall Transit will be offering free rides to the public on Wednesday, June 6th in celebration of Clean Air Day.
Residents will be able to ride on the transit service's environmentally-friendly buses free of charge all day long. The service runs from 6 am to 11:30 pm.
Transit Manager Len Tapp is hoping residents will take advantage of the special event and give Cornwall Transit a try, especially in light of the high prices at the pumps.
What is Clean Air Day?
Clean Air Day began in 1992 and is a celebration of environmentally-friendly activities that promote clean air and good health across Canada. It gives Canadians an opportunity to make environmentally-friendly lifestyle choices.
The goal of Clean Air Day is to increase public awareness and action on two key environmental priorities, clean air and climate change.
"Cornwall Transit is an affordable alternative for residents who are looking to cut down on their transportation costs," Mr. Tapp said.
In addition to the cost factor, Cornwall Transit also offers a convenient and environmentally-friendly transportation alternative, Mr. Tapp noted.
"Our buses have low floors and bike racks, and they are also equipped
with regeneration systems that reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions," Mr. Tapp said.
This will mark the sixth year that Cornwall Transit has participated in the Clean Air Day initiative. Last year, there were 5,333 passenger boardings on Clean Air Day, an increase of roughly 2,200 over a typical day in June.
As part of the event, Cornwall Transit has partnered with Corus Entertainment to have "Mystery Riders" who will be randomly handing out monthly bus passes throughout the day.
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