Are you looking for a way to beat the summer heat? With summer temperatures expected to hover at nearly 100 degrees, it is essential to find a way to stay cool. Salisbury Transit is offering free rides on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. throughout July.
The “Beat the Heat” Program provides Salisbury citizens with a safe and affordable mode of transportation so that the summer heat doesn’t keep you from spending your Saturday shopping, visiting friends and family, or running errands. The Salisbury Transit system makes stops at several main destinations in the city such as Walmart, Harris Teeter, Novant Health Rowan Regional Medical Center, The YMCA, and many more.
“The program is not only meant to introduce new riders to the bus routes but also to show appreciation and say thank you to current transit customers,” said Transit Director Rodney Harrison.
On hot days the benefits of riding the bus stretch far more than just an affordable mode of transportation and air conditioning. When choosing to ride the bus, you are also helping to make a difference by reducing your carbon footprint.
A bus fare costs $1, one way. For senior citizens with a valid I.D., and citizens with disabilities with an reduced fare card, bus fares are reduced to $0.50. Children under the age of five also ride for free.
Frequent riders can save money by purchasing a 40 ride bus pass for the price of $35 while senior citizens and citizens with disabilities can buy a bus pass for the reduced rate of $17.
Visit salisburync.gov/Transit for more information.