Those wanting to try out Prince Albert’s transit system will have a free opportunity to do so in June.
As part of National Clean Air Day, an initiative by the federal government to promote the use of alternative forms of transportation and reduce emissions, the City of Prince Albert is offering free transit Wednesday, June 6.
This is the twelfth year the city has participated in the event, which is designed to give residents an opportunity to ride the bus in the hopes of converting new riders.
“We are hoping that it is a really good experience now with the new buses,” Transportation Manager Keri Sapsford said. “We are hoping people will want to ride the bus.”
Sapsford said she expects the city's new fleet of buses will help encourage more people to try the service. Over the past ten years, ridership on Prince Albert’s transit system has steadily increased by around 5 per cent.
“We are really excited to get more people on the bus, get more people to work and groceries and what they need to do in the day, and reduce emissions at the same time,” Sapsford added.
Those who hop on board the bus that day will have an opportunity to enter to win a handful of prizes, which include a Bluetooth speaker, a prize pack from Fresh Air Experience, and multiple monthly transit passes. To enter, people can ride the bus and fill out a ballot, visit the booth between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the transfer station downtown where food trucks will be set up, or take a selfie on the bus or at a stop and post it to social media with the hashtag #TryTransitDay.
Those interested in trying transit can map out their route on the city’s website.
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