Capital Area Transit to celebrate Earth Day with free bus rides

From staff reportsApril 16, 2013 

— In celebration of Earth Day 2013, Capital Area Transit will be offering free rides on routes all day Saturday.

In addition to the free fares, people can avoid traffic and parking hassles by taking a bus or one of CAT’s R-LINE hybrid buses to Saturday’s Planet Earth Celebration at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.

CAT, on track to carry approximately 6.5 million riders this year, saves the Triangle region more than $1 million per year in pollution from vehicle emissions and removes close to 15,000 miles of individual commuter traffic annually from Raleigh roads.

The R-LINE hybrid buses, which circulate through the downtown area, are an example of the City of Raleigh’s commitment to becoming a “green” metropolis.

For more information about the Planet Earth Celebration, visit www.naturalsciences.org. For additional R-LINE or CAT information, call 919-485-RIDE or visit www.raleighnc.gov/transit.

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