Ben Franklin Transit will join transportation systems nationwide in observing National Get On Board Day on Thursday, April 25, 2019 by offering free fares all day on its bus, Dial-A-Ride, and General Demand services.
Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), the 2019 National Get On Board Day is intended to encourage people to support public transportation and showcases the benefits it brings to communities. Transit systems around the country are marking the observance in different ways, but with a unified message and purpose.
Each weekday in the United States, 34 million people board public transportation. It is a cornerstone of local economies in urban, suburban, and rural communities. In fact, public transportation helps to make a community economically prosperous and competitive. Every $1 invested in public transportation generates approximately $4 in economic returns, powering community growth and revitalization.
Community members wishing to participate in Get on Board Day with Ben Franklin Transit can get help planning a trip as follows:
To Plan a Bus Trip:
To Reserve a Dial-A-Ride or General Demand Ride: Call 877.646.4287
Email your press release and a photo to Austin Regimbal, Marketing & Communications Director. Press releases are posted in their entirety. This is a free benefit for members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber.