From Park City Municipal Corp:
Park City Transit is rolling out nine new busses on June 17 in celebration of the 5th annual National Dump the Pump Day. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association, National Dump the Pump Day encourages people to leave their cars at home. Park City is joining with communities across the nation to promote public transportation as a great travel option. Public transportation and non-motorized transportation reduces fuel consumption and congestion, and helps people save money and reduce their carbon footprint.
Park City is adding two new four-wheel drive busses to its fleet. These busses will enhance winter service including new service to the Empire Pass area. Seven busses are being retired and replaced. The replacement busses include updated safety improvements and consumer enhancements. Eighty percent of the $2.1 million cost of the nine new busses was funded by a Federal Transit Administration grant administered by the Utah Department of Transportation.
Park City Dump the Pump Day activities include:
- A launch of the new busses at the Old Town Transit Center at 12:30p. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.
- Unveiling of new bus artwork.
- Tours of the new busses and upgrades from 12:30p – 1:30p.
- Opportunity for random prize drawings for bus passengers throughout the day.
- Summer 2010 bus service begins.
For more information about Park City’s Dump the Pump Day activities, contact Destry Pollard, Park City Transit at 615-5354. For more information about the American Public Transportation Association visit www.apta.com.