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The following article was posted on April 23rd, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 15, Issue 7 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 15, Issue 7

SLO County offers free bus rides to celebrate Earth Day

BY DORA SALTZMAN


‘SLO DOWN’ GLOBAL WARMING
Take part in Earth Day by carpooling, riding a bike, or catching the bus—all passengers throughout SLO County will ride for free on Sunday, April 27.
PHOTO COURTESY OF SLO COUNTY REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY

In observance of Earth Day and to encourage environmentally friendly transportation, the San Luis Obispo County Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and South County Transit (SCT) will be offering free rides for all passengers throughout the county on Sunday, April 27.

The city will also be providing a special service on its popular double-decker bus to the 24th annual SLO Earth Day Fair and Music Festival at El Chorro Regional Park, across the street from Cuesta Community College’s main campus.

The bus will depart from the downtown Transit Center at Osos and Palm streets every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will return on the half-hour from the college, with the last service back to SLO leaving at 4:30 p.m.

Free parking will be available at Cuesta College, along with a complimentary shuttle to and from the park.

The event is free and will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be live music on three stages, wine tasting, food, local vendors, and children’s activities and games.
RTA and Rideshare are sponsoring the celebration with a booth highlighting a multitude of efficient and economical transportation options. A list of routes and schedules can also be found online at slorta.org.

For more information about Earth Day and the festival, visit earthdayalliance.com.