posted on Wednesday, May 12, 2010
May 17-21 is National Transportation Week and the Pee
Dee Regional Transportation Authority (PDRTA) has a lot to
celebrate. In addition to being named Best Rural Transportation
Provider of 2010, the authority is now experiencing over 2,000
riders per week on their Florence Transit service.
PDRTA National Transportation Week Flyer!
According to Executive Director Janice Baroody, "We're very
pleased with all the new and exciting things happening at PDRTA and
especially that more people are making the decision to save energy
and go green by riding public transportation."
According to the American Public Transportation Association,
commuting by public transportation is one of the most significant
actions you can take to reduce household carbon emissions. For
every passenger mile traveled, public transportation uses about one
half of the fuel consumed by automobiles and about a third of that
used by sport utility vehicles and light trucks. By riding PDRTA
you can contribute to better air quality in the Pee Dee Region and
help reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil.
To show its appreciation, PDRTA will be offering free rides to
children up to age 17, and students with valid school
identification cards throughout National Transportation Week. In
addition, everyone who rides during the week will be eligible to
enter the drawing to win a (bicycle or something else donated by a
For more information about the many services offered by PDRTA
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