On Thursday, June 21, B.G. Transit will join with a host of other public transportation systems across the country to participate in the 13th annual National Dump the Pump Day.
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), this year’s theme offers the City of Bowling Green an opportunity to educate the public about the many benefits of using public transportation. From urban to suburban to rural communities, public transportation is a vital resource to Americans, and a cornerstone of the nation’s economy and local economies. In fact, public transportation helps to make a community economically competitive. Additionally, public transportation provides economic opportunities since 87 percent of public transit trips directly impact the economy.
Public transportation saves money. According to APTA’s April Transit Savings Report a two-person household can save, on the average, $10,063 a year by downsizing to one car. Public transportation use reduces our nation’s dependence on foreign oil by 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline a year. It also saves 37 million metric tons of carbon emissions annually.
The B.G. Transit is the City of Bowling Green’s public transit system, and it is open to all for use. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. For rides originating and ending within Bowling Green’s corporation limits, the general fare (one way) is $4. For rides originating and/or ending outside the city limits, the general fare is also currently $4. Half-priced fares are available to persons aged 65 years or older, children (4-13 years of age) and those with disabilities.
For more information about the B.G. Transit (including how to receive the reduced fares noted above), call (419) 354-6203. To schedule a ride, call: 1-800-579-4299. For people with speech and/or hearing impairments, contact the transit through the Ohio Relay Network at: 1-800-750-0750. To learn more about the B.G. Transit, check out the website: www.bgohio.org/grants/transportation or call (419) 354-6203.