Dump the Pump Day is set for June 15th! This is a national campaign sponsored 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 nation'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, as a 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 beginning Monday, June 12 through Friday, June 16. All passengers can ride any fixed route free of charge.
The Jones Center, The Shiloh Museum, all three malls- including their respective entertainment, shopping and eating establishments, and movie theaters- four public libraries and two aquatic centers, as well as multiple parks, bike trailheads and music venues, are all available using current ORT routes.