CHICAGO (CBS) — Be a rider, not a driver. That’s the message today from the Regional Transportation Authority on the annual “Dump the Pump Day, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.
The RTA is joining more than 150 transit systems across the U.S. in encouraging drivers to find other ways to get around, even for just a day.READ MORE: Law To Allow Permanent No-Contact Orders In Sex Convictions
“ Different parts of this program will resonate with different people. For some, it will be every time I go to the fuel aisle and it is $5 or nearly $5 a gallon, that hurts my pocketbook,” said Metra Executive Director Alex Clifford.READ MORE: Arab Americans in Illinois Will Finally Be Counted When They Get Their Vaccine
“Try a different way to go to work or wherever you need to go and you might like ir,” said RTA Executive Director Joe CostelloMORE NEWS: Judge Gives Jussie Smollett's Defense Team More Time To Prepare Pre-Trial Arguments
The RTA notes that the Chicago-area population is ageing ,saying that should also turn more drivers into riders.