Communities in Motion Week Highlights Public Transportation

06/15/2014 12:53 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– City Utilities Transit Services will be participating in Communities in Motion week starting June 15.

Communities in Motion week runs from June 15 through June 21 across the country, public transportation is seeing an increased number of riders.

In 2013, CU Transit Services provided 1.4 million rides and CU buses operated over 89,000 hours driving 1.3 million miles providing transportation services to our community. 

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), Communities in Motion Week is observed in communities across the United States to emphasize how communities benefit from public transportation. 

Scheduled events during Communities in Motion Week include: 

• Tuesday, June 17: Community Blood Center Blood drive 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 1505 Boonville. Attendees will receive a free cookbook with your donation of blood. 
• Wednesday, June 18: Passenger Appreciation Day – Free donuts and coffee courtesy of Krispy Kreme, from 6:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., or while supplies last, at Park Central Transfer Station. 
• Thursday. June 19: “Dump the Pump Day.” Ride the Bus for free. 
• Friday, June 20: Salute our Heroes – CU Transit drivers will be wearing red to honor our Nations’ Veterans. Join in by wearing red too! 

To plan a ride or for more information about Transit Services, call 831-8782 or visit the Transit section of the City Utilities website.