Monday, April 23, 2018: In observance of Earth Day, Brazos Transit District (BTD) will offer FREE RIDES ON ALL FIXED ROUTES in the cities of Bryan/College Station, Cleveland, Dayton/Liberty/Ames, Lufkin and Nacogdoches/Diboll on Monday, April 23, 2018. To view maps and schedules visit www.btd.org or call 979-778-0607 ext. 0.
One of the best ways to celebrate and show the Earth you care is by taking public transportation – if you don’t normally take public transit, Earth Day is the perfect time to give Brazos Transit a
The American Public Transportation Association notes the following benefits of public transportation to the nation:
• Taking public transportation is one of the most significant actions a household can take to reduce carbon emissions.
• Reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 37 million metric tons annually.
• Saves fuel, reduces an individual’s carbon footprint, and reduces traffic congestion. Saves the U.S. the equivalent of 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually – more than 11 million gallons of gasoline per day.
• Provides an affordable alternative to driving. Households that use public transportation save an average of $6,251 every year.
John McBeth, CEO of Brazos Transit: “The free rides on Earth Day will be a welcomed treat for
our current customers and provides a terrific opportunity for those who are new to transit to
experience our sustainable and community-minded mode of transportation.”
- Rhonda Oaks is the Public Information Officer for the nine-county Lufkin District of the Texas Department of Transportation. A Lufkin native, she is a graduate of Hudson High School and Angelina College. She has a background in print journalism and worked for many years as a newspaper reporter and a freelance writer. She has received eight Associated Press awards. Her articles have been published in many publications over the past 25 years.