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Huntsville Transit offers free Earth Week rides to area college community

HUNTSVILLE – Planet vs. Plastic is the theme for this year’s Earth Week that starts today, but locally another environmental focus will be transportation mode.

For the global Earth Day, which kicks off Earth Week, the city is offering college students and faculty members who are passionate about the environment a unique opportunity to make a positive impact on the planet while taking advantage of Huntsville Transit’s services.

All this week through Saturday, anyone with a valid college ID can take complimentary rides on Huntsville Orbit buses. This offer extends to students, faculty and staff from all colleges and universities in the Huntsville area.

Quisha Bryant, Huntsville’s Director of Parking and Public Transit, emphasized the affordability and convenience of public transportation as well as the environmental benefits during the weeklong promotion.

In a news release from the City of Huntsville, Bryant highlighted Huntsville Transit’s accessible service to colleges and universities and encouraged people to experience it firsthand.

“If you live and work in the heart of Huntsville, public transportation is a great way to reduce carbon emissions and safely reach your destination,” she said. “Also, during a time of fuel price fluctuations, Huntsville Transit is a great, economical alternative.”

Huntsville Transit will strengthen its environmental commitment over the next few years with the planned addition of hybrid fixed-route buses and all-electric paratransit shuttles. Huntsville is also studying the feasibility of adding a bus rapid transit corridor to serve key activity and employment centers along University Drive.

For more information about Huntsville Transit and its services here.

 

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