Timmins Transit Continues Their Earth Day Tradition 

Timmins Transit is continuing an Earth Day tradition … free bus rides on Saturday, April 22.

Each year, Canadians are asked to join the green revolution. Helping our planet can be as simple as choosing public transportation. The benefits of riding the bus versus driving a private vehicle are well known. On-road transportation in Timmins is responsible for 37.7% of the City’s greenhouse gas emissions as identified in the City’s 2019 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan. Using public transportation helps lower our emissions and conserve energy and fuel by reducing the number of private vehicles on the road.

But the benefits of public transportation do not stop there.

Did you know?

  • Public transit makes our roads safer. Transit operators generally have more driver training, drive at lower speeds, and avoid high-risk driving situations.
  • Public transit reduces traffic congestion. This is particularly helpful during busy road construction and maintenance months.
  • Public transit improves social equity by providing reliable transportation for all individuals regardless of ability, accessibility, age, or income.
  • Public transit increases physical activity. A bus ride often starts and ends with some form of activity (like walking) to and from the bus stop.

On Saturday, April 22 ride the bus for planet earth! It’s free and it’ll give the environment a break. Where will you go?

Posted by Amanda Dyer On 4/14/2023 at 1:12 PM  

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