Tri-County Transit will forgo a day’s worth of fares on all Flex Routes to give area residents a free opportunity to experience public transportation.

This June 15, Tri-County Transit once again will ask residents to consider trading trips to the gas pump for a ride on Tri-County Transit. Tri-County Transit is participating in National Dump the Pump Day, a campaign to highlight the benefits of public transit in the U.S.

Rides are free all day that Thursday for the Tri-Town, Berlin-Gorham and Blue Loon routes.

Route information is available on Tri-County Transit’s website, www.tricountytransit.org, under the “Schedules” tab. The website also contains a “Riders Guide” for general information about Tri-County Transit services.

According to Tri-County Transit, it is a great alternative to commuting by car that will help you save money. In 2016, your co-workers, neighbors and friends saved money and rode with Tri-County Transit more than 50,000 times.

Nationwide, public transit is a $57 billion industry employing 400,000 people, according to the association. “Dump the Pump” is designed to show people that public transportation is a good alternative to high gas prices, according to the association. By APTA’s estimates, a two-person household can save on average about $10,200 yearly.

For questions about Tri-County Transit services or this promotion, call customer service at (603) 752-1741 or email info@tricountytransit.org.