This Thursday is "Get on Board Day," a day when transit agencies nationwide are encouraging everyone to take public transportation.
Whether you live in the suburbs and work downtown or reside inside the Loop and enjoy an urban lifestyle, you'll find riding METRO is convenient and easy.
Here are 4 reasons why you should get on board with METRO:
Get on board for a safer way to travel. Public transit is 10 times safer per mile than an automobile, reducing your chance of being in an accident by more than 90 percent.
Get on board to save money. The average household spends 16 cents of every dollar on transportation – and 93 percent goes to buying, maintaining and operating cars. Take public transit and live with one less car – you'll save almost $10,000 a year.
Get on board to reduce your carbon footprint. Public transportation saves the United States 4.2 billion gallons of gas every year. Communities that invest in public transit cut the nation's carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually.
Get on board to enhance personal opportunities. Taking a bus or train offers personal mobility and freedom for people from every walk of life. Access to public transit allows you to go to work, school, place of worship, shopping, the doctor's office or a friend's home. A total of 87 percent of all trips on public transit directly impact the local economy.
And leading up to "Get on Board Day," we'll be conducting a contest where you'll have a chance to win a gift card to one of our Rider Rewards restaurants.
Visit us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter on details of how to be a lucky winner.
This Thursday is also National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. What better way to show the next generation the benefits of taking public transportation than to take your child to work with you on METRO!
Kids five and under ride free, and all students K-12 ride for half price.
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