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For Immediate Release:
Jul 3, 2012
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Metro Customer Service Center
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FREE METRO RIDES TO CITY OF MADISON COOLING CENTERS - Extended Through Noon on Sunday, July 8
Metro is now offering FREE rides on both fixed-route and paratransit vehicles to people traveling to/from City of Madison cooling centers.
Passengers are asked to inform their driver that they are traveling to/from a cooling center in order to receive the free ride.
Paratransit passengers should inform their customer service representative when booking a paratransit rides that they are traveling to/from a cooling center.
Free rides have been extended to last through 12 PM on Sunday, July 8. Free rides on Sunday are intended for those traveling home from a cooling center after an overnight stay on Saturday night.
Free rides are only available to cooling centers set up by the City of Madison. Free rides are not available to destinations that are not officially designated by the City of Madison.
For additional information, contact the Metro customer service center at 608-266-4466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Riding Tips for Riding Paratransit During Extreme Heat
During extreme heat, the interiors of Metro paratransit vehicles tend to get warmer due to doors being open frequently and for extended periods of time while passengers board and disembark.
Paratransit passengers are encouraged to follow these travel tips to ensure a more comfortable ride.
1. Wear short-sleeves and other clothing types that will help keep you cool.
2. Bring water along when you travel.
3. Opt for shorter trips whenever possible.
For more information, contact the Metro customer service center at 608-266-4466 or email@example.com.