Clean Air Day
Cornwall Transit experienced a big jump in ridership on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 as thousands of residents took advantage of the
free ride promotion being offered in celebration
of Clean Air Day.
A total of 5,814 passengers boarded buses on Clean Air Day, much to the delight of Cornwall Transit officials. By comparison, the average daily ridership for the three previous workdays was 2,806.
“The goal of the promotion is to get more people
on our buses to experience the benefits of using public transit, and we achieved that in a big way,” said Len Tapp, Transit Manager.
The free ride promotion for Clean Air Day was initiated in 2007 and it has continued to grow in popularity with each passing year. This year’s turnout was just shy of the record 6,045 boardings during the 2012 Clean Air Day event.
“Passengers have been contacting the Cornwall Transit office to express their appreciation for the free rides and great service,” added Mr. Tapp.
As part of the promotion, five mystery riders were on board buses to hand out 10-ride tickets to unsuspecting passengers.
Stay tuned for details on the 2014 Clean Air Day promotion!
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