In honor of Earth Day 2015, APT will be opening the bus system this Wednesday, April 22nd, for a day of free rides. Along with walking and bike riding, taking transit is a low-space, low-carbon way to get around, and its efficiency improves as more people climb aboard. We encourage Athenians to look for ways they can go green when it comes to transport, and tomorrow you can do so at no cost!
The day will start with a press conference at 9am that highlights the links between sustainability and economic health, featuring Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl, Athens County JFS Director Bob Gallagher and HAPCAP Director Doug Stanley. The development of APT’s new Job Access Reverse Commute routes (5 and 6) would have been impossible without these partners. Immediately following the press conference we will be participating in the 11th annual Job Fair at the Athens Community Center, from 10 to 2. This event will feature nearly 90 area employers connecting with job seekers.
In addition to these events, a number of free Earth Day t shirts will be distributed around the system. Whatever your destination, we hope that you hop on the bus tomorrow – and encourage a friend to think about their transportation choices while you’re at it.