August 2, 2010
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‘Ride and Text’ to Aid Gulf Coast Recovery
APTA and its members invite public transportation riders and the public to join them in two activities that address the long- and short-term impact of the Gulf Coast oil spill crisis: ride public transit to reduce the nation’s oil consumption and donate to the Natural Resources Defense Council‘s (NRDC) Gulf Coast Recovery Fund. To make a $10 donation to the fund, text TRANSIT on a mobile phone to 25383.
The tens of millions of gallons of oil that have spilled into the Gulf of Mexico over the past few months have devastated regional wildlife and threatened ecosystems throughout the region, which also affects local livelihoods. The “Ride and Text Initiative” is a partnership between APTA and NRDC.
Riding public transportation may be the single most important action an individual can take to reduce his or her daily energy consumption. Public transportation use saves the equivalent of 900,000 automobile fill-ups every day, or 4.2 billion gallons of gasoline each year.
“This crisis reminds us that it is time to take significant steps towards reducing our oil consumption and riding transit is a simple way to do it,” said APTA President William Millar. “As an industry we are asking that individuals take that first step, and try transit, but also join us in making a monetary contribution to help clean up this disaster.”
A toolkit for this program, available at the APTA web site, includes a logo, press releases, a model letter to employees, and ads.