The Dump-The-Pump day of June 19th, is a national campaign put on by the American Public Transportation Association, and is designed to raise awareness of the benefits of using public transportation; especially the economic benefits.
Public transportation use reduces our nations’s dependence on foreign oil by 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline a year and it also saves 37 million metric tons of carbon emissions annually.
Public transportation has a proven track record of reducing congestion on roads and in parking lots. In addition, public transportation provides mobility and freedom for people from every walk of life; freedom to commute to work, go to school, visit friends or obtain medical care.
Ozark Regional Transit (ORT), as part of our commitment to give back to the communities in which we serve, and to bring awareness to the benefits of public transportation, will be offering a free-fare-week the week of June 16-20. All passengers can ride any fixed route buses, to any one of their destinations, for free.
The Jones Center, The Shiloh Museum, all three malls — including their respective entertainment, shopping & eating establishments, and movie theatres — 8 public libraries and 3 aquatic centers, as well as multiple parks, bike trails and music venues, are all available using current ORT routes.
We invite all patrons to get out next week and explore other communities as well as their own.
The ride’s on us.