CTA to offer free rides on Thursday

Coast Transit Authority will offer free rides on all fixed routes on Thursday, June 19 as part of the second annual “Dump the Pump Day,” a nationwide public awareness initiative coordinated by the American Public Transportation Association.

“It’s a celebration of fuel savings and environmental conservation,” said CTA director Kevin Coggin. “It is a celebration of awareness – an awareness of public transportation as an alternative to traffic congestion and unnecessary fuel consumption.

“We want you to try us out and give us a chance as an alternative to driving your car and spending your money on $4 gas.”

CTA offers fixed route buses, casino shuttle service, special needs transportation, van pooling for industry, assistance and organization for car poolers and hurricane evacuation.

For information on these services, call CTA at 228-896-8080 or visit online at www.coasttransit.com.