Ride the bus on Ozone Alert days

Tuesday, June 25th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Tuesday was another Ozone Alert day. For the second day in a row, folks are asked to do their part to reduce pollution in the air.

News on Six reporter Patrina Adger says local residents are doing their part to help. With two Ozone Alert days so far this week, Tulsa residents are being asked to carpool, ride a bike or walk to reduce the ozone levels.

But how about riding the city bus. You can sit back, in an air-conditioned bus, read the paper and let someone else do the driving. And the best part it's free. More than 10,000 people ride the bus everyday including Kausandra Johnson. She's taking her son and niece to the park, taking advantage of the free fare. She says she normally pays four dollars a day to ride- but free days like this one help her out. "I think it's great to have an Ozone Alert Day. It gives people who don't have the opportunity, to ride bus."

Cynthia Stabb with Tulsa Transit Authority, "We wanted to do our part to help and make a difference." More than 13,000 people rode the bus Monday. That's up 38% from a regular day.

If you'd like to take the bus and do your part to clean up Tulsa's air, you can check the bus schedules at TULSA TRANSIT.