TRANSPORT bosses are urging Rotherham commuters to leave the car at home and ‘Give the Bus a Go’ in a new sustainable transport scheme designed to cut the town’s congestion.
The Give the Bus a Go initiative has been launched by Travel South Yorkshire
, together with Inmotion!
, to encourage more people to try Rotherham’s buses and benefit the environment.
Give the Bus a Go street teams will be in Rotherham this October handing out vouchers that can be exchanged for a free SY Connect Day ticket, giving car users the chance to try travelling by bus to work, college, shopping or football. Street team locations include:
• Rotherham College on Thursday 10 October, 4 - 7pm
• New York Stadium on Saturday 12 October, 4 - 7pm
• Magna Centre on Saturday 19 October, 10am - 1pm
• Parkgate Shopping Centre on Friday 25 October, 3 - 6pm
Car users can plan their free bus journey, plus enter a competition to win £300 cash, at travelsouthyorkshire.com/givebusago
The Inmotion! project is delivered through South Yorkshire’s £24.6 million Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) - a partnership between South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley and Sheffield Councils that aims to make the journey to work simpler, easier or even healthier.
SYPTE Deputy Interim Director General, David Young, said: “Rotherham’s public transport network offers a convenient, stress free and more environmentally friendly way to get to work - especially when town is busy, parking is limited or when there’s an event or football match taking place.
“Together with our LSTF partners and TravelMaster, we’re delighted to be able to offer car users a free days bus travel in Rotherham as part of our Give the Bus a Go campaign.”
For more information visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/givebusago