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Bloomington Transit To Offer Free Rides On June 15
Updated June 13, 2017 6:24 AM | Filed under: Transportation
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Bloomington Transit will offer free rides on all fixed routes Thursday in honor of National Dump the Pump Day.

They will be joining other public transportation systems nationwide to participate in the 12th annual event, which is sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association.

The day encourages people to use public transportation instead of driving, to save money, support local transit systems and use less gas.

The event was first started in June 2006 when gas prices were about $3 per gallon.

Bloomington visitors and residents can board any Bloomington Transit bus on any of their nine routes for free Thursday. People can access route maps and schedules online at or by calling 336-RIDE.

Bloomington Transit will also be participating in Touch a Truck, which lets kids and residents get up close and personal with fire trucks, ambulances, buses, bucket trucks and more.

The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Winslow Sports Complex Parking Lot. The event is geared toward kids ages 1-10 and costs $1 per 

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