Cornwall Transit’s annual Clean Air Day promotion on Wednesday, June 3rd was a huge success, with ridership nearly doubling for the day.
Transit recorded 5,638 passenger boardings on Clean Air Day, a sharp increase over the average boarding count of 2, 848 from the past three workdays.
“The free ride promotion for Clean Air Day was aimed at getting people to give Cornwall Transit a try, and it was definitely worth the effort,” said Transit Manager Len Tapp. “The community has really come ‘on board’ and embraced the Clean Air Day promotion with enthusiasm.”
According to Mr. Tapp, passengers have been contacting the Cornwall Transit office to express their appreciation for the free rides and great service. There were many riders who took advantage of the free ride day to explore the Transit service and the City they reside in.
As part of the event, a series of ‘mystery riders’ were handing out prizes to random riders on the buses throughout the day.
“These mystery riders received many positive testimonials about Transit and the passengers expressed their appreciation for both the free rides and our great drivers,” said Mr. Tapp.
Once again this year, Cornwall Transit’s Clean Air Day promotion fit into the Active Transportation Challenge, a week-long event that encourages residents to leave the car at home and use alternate forms of transportation such as walking, cycling or public transit. For more information on the Active Transportation Challenge, please click here.
“We are hoping that the high ridership we experienced on Clean Air Day will translate into more people riding our buses on a regular basis,” said Mr. Tapp.
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