Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Free Brevard County Bus Rides January 31

BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Still looking for a New Year’s resolution? Brevard County residents can resolve to try out their local bus service, starting with a free ride on any of Space Coast Area Transit’s fixed routes on Friday, Jan. 31.


Prospective riders must print a ticket from RideSCAT.com and present the ticket to the bus operator to board for free. ReThink, a program of the Florida Department of Transportation that promotes transportation options to commuters, has partnered with Space Coast Area Transit and Brevard Workforce to launch the first "Resolve to reThink Your Commute," which is set to be an annual event.


The event will also mark the official launch of Route 7, now serving the Rockledge/Viera area. According to Jim Liesenfelt, Director of Space Coast Transit, “This expansion serves numerous employers, large and small, including Brevard Workforce, a place where people come to learn business skills and to set out on a career path, to find employment and keep our economy going strong.”


The event will begin with a kick-off ceremony at 10 a.m. at Brevard Workforce, 297 Barnes Boulevard in Rockledge. Community leaders, including Brevard County Manager Howard Tipton, Space Coast Area Transit Director Jim Liesenfelt, and Brevard Workforce President Lisa Rice, will speak about the economic, business and environmental benefits of riding transit. In addition, Julie Bond, Program Manager at USF’s National Center for Transit Research, will award Space Coast Area Transit with their national designation as a “Best Workplace for Commuters.”


To print out your ticket to ride for free, visit RideSCAT.com. For more information about the event, contact reThink at 1-866-610-RIDE (7433.)