aTa To Provide Free Rides On Thursday

aTa is participating in the 8th Annual DUMP THE PUMP Day sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association. Bus fares will be free of charge during regular business hours on Thursday, June 20th.

According the aTa, public transportation use reduces our nation’s dependence on foreign oil by 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline a year. It also reduces our nation’s carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually. This is equivalent to Washington, DC; New York City; Atlanta; Denver; and Los Angeles combined stopping using electricity.

The aTa bus system has provided nearly 125,000 rides so far in 2013.

For more information on aTa routes and services, call 537-6345 or visit: www.rileycountyks.gov/ata.