Tuesday, May 12, 2009

MATA News

This year MATA will offer 25 cent rides on the MATAplus buses and trolleys on Code Orange Days in the month of May. The air quality is a big concern in Shelby County, especially as we gear up for hotter months. A code orange alert means that the amount of ground-level ozone in our air has reached unhealthy levels. This is especially important for any active adults or children exposed to prolonged outdoor activity.

The Shelby County Clean Air Authorities forecast the next day’s clean air level around 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. If a Code Orange Day is forecasted in May, I will announce it here. (You can also sign up for email alerts at MataTransit.com.)

Also, for those of you who are serious about not driving, MATA has fifty-five Fixed Route buses equipped with bike racks, which is 34% of the active fleet. Racks are mounted on the front of the bus and hold two bikes.

Trolleys do not have bike racks mounted on the exterior, but MATA’s policy is to allow bicycles to be brought on board as long as space is available and the bicycle does not block the aisle or doors.

1 comment:

Kermit said...

How many code orange days have there ever been in the month of May? These usually are issued in late June and pop up through August. It seems odd they are only offering it in the month of May.

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