[Yolobus Public Announcement] Tuesday August 14 is a SPARE THE AIR DAY

Kathy Souza KSouza at yctd.org
Mon Aug 13 11:20:44 PDT 2012


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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 has been designated by the Sacramento
Metropolitan Air Quality Management District as a "Spare the Air" day.
Rides on YOLOBUS and Unitrans fixed route services will be provided at
no charge to riders because of this "Spare the Air Day" designation.
Also, riders of YOLOBUS paratransit services will not be charged a fare
on those days. 

 

This summer, when the Air Quality Index (AQI) is expected to exceed
"127" for ozone levels, the Air District sends out an announcement at
least the day before.

 

Additionally, because the temperature forecast is significant for
Tuesday, both YOLOBUS and Unitrans are advising passengers to stay
hydrated by drinking plenty of water and  staying indoors as long as
possible (until their buses arrive), particularly in the afternoon.    

 

How can a rider find out if their bus is on time without being out there
in the heat of the day?  YOLOBUS riders can get real time information on
where their bus is simply by going to the Yolobus.com web site and
clicking on "automatic vehicle location system", or going to 
http://avl.yctd.org/ <http://avl.yctd.org/> .  

 

This free-ride incentive program on YOLOBUS is funded by the Sacramento
Area Council of Governments and the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management
District.  Likewise, Unitrans, which serves the City of Davis,
surrounding area, and U.C. Davis campus, will offer free rides on Spare
the Air days as well.  This free-ride offer does not apply to Sacramento
Regional Transit buses or light rail and free transfers to that system
will not be issued.

 

Five-day forecasts for ozone are available at  www.sparetheair.com
<http://www.sparetheair.com/>  and Spare the Air days are determined a
day in advance which helps people plan to use alternative
transportation, including bus, carpooling, walking and bicycling.
Residents can also receive personal notification through Air Alert, a
free service available by signing up at www.myairalert.net
<http://www.myairalert.net/> .  On declared "Spare the Air" days anyone
can ride YOLOBUS for free.

 

Bus schedules are available by contacting YOLOBUS at 530-666-2877 or 
www.yolobus.com <http://yolobus.com/> , as well as UNITRANS at
530-752-2877 or www.Unitrans.com <http://www.unitrans.com/> .

 

 

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