Wondering if Lynx can work for your commute. Here’s your chance to try it free.
ORLANDO, Fla. (June 9, 2010) – On June 17, 2010, the Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX) will show its ongoing commitment to the community and the environment by offering free rides on all fixed-route and PickUpLine (PUL) service during a national ride public transit day. Passengers just need to show up at a stop and board a bus or call ahead for the PUL to see the benefits.
Access to public transportation provides people transportation options to get to work, go to school, visit friends or go to a doctor’s office. Additionally, it also will save passengers money and is environmentally responsible.
This national effort is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation to save money, protect the environment, reduce dependence on foreign oil and improve quality of life.
By simply riding a bus or using an alternative mode of transportation, LYNX will show the community how one can alleviate Central Florida congestion, reduce carbon emissions and emphasize that riding public transportation is a great travel option.
Passengers looking for trip assistance may call LYNX Customer Service at 407-841-LYNX (5969) or visit www.golynx.com to use the online Trip Planner.
Did you know??
- Individuals can achieve an average annual savings of more than $9,000 by taking public transportation instead of driving and by living with one less car.
- The average household spends 18 cents of every dollar on transportation, and 94% of this goes to buying, maintaining, and operating cars, the largest expenditure after housing.
- For every $1 invested in public transportation infrastructure, $4 is generated in economic returns to communities.
- Switching to public transportation can reduce individual carbon emissions by 20 pounds per day or 4,800 pounds per year.
For additional facts and figures visit: http://www.publictransportation.org.
For more information please contact Matt Friedman, Manager of Media Relations, at 407-254-6206 or firstname.lastname@example.org.