The Ottumwa Courier

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June 13, 2014

Ottumwa Transit offers free rides Monday

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa Transit is joining the Iowa Public Transit Association, Iowa Department of Transportation and public transit systems across Iowa in proclaiming June 15-21 as Ride Transit Week.

To celebrate Ride Transit Week, all rides on Ottumwa Transit will be free Monday as a token of appreciation for using public transit.

Public transit provides Iowans access to jobs, health care, education, businesses, recreation and other services every day. Additionally, public transit reduces traffic congestion, allows individuals to maintain independence and increases the rural and urban mobility options for Iowans. During 2013, more than 27.4 million rides were provided by public transit systems in Iowa, representing nearly nine rides for each resident across the state and a ridership increase of 19.3 percent over the past eight years.

To learn more about Ottumwa Transit public transportation service and how you can take advantage of this resource, call 641-683-0695, visit ottumwatransit.com or like Ottumwa Transit on Facebook.

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