|Try the "S1" Greece Park n' Ride for Free on Jan. 14|
|Saturday, January 09 2010|
Celebrating one year of service in just a few weeks, our Greece Park n’ Ride (also called "S1") is certainly off to a successful start. And while this direct shuttle between Greece and Strong/Highland hospitals now averages between 30 and 40 faithful riders each way, there’s still plenty of room on board for other Greece residents looking to take advantage of its door-to-door (and cost-saving) convenience.
If you’re on the fence about making the switch to a shuttle, a great opportunity to test-ride takes place Thursday, Jan. 14. That day, RTS will be offering both free refreshments and fare on the S1 (see the schedule, here) to UR/URMC employees presenting this special postcard (which has been mailed home to staff living in Greece; if for some reason you did not receive one, print one off here).
Fee for this shuttle (all weekdays other than Jan. 14) is $1 each way, amounting to considerable savings in terms of fuel and parking permits over the course of the year. And to ensure the flexibility that employees need, the URMC Parking Office is offering “occasional parker” privileges (24 passes per year, provided free of charge) for use on days when S1 riders need their car parked on Medical Center premises (assuming they turn in their existing URMC parking pass). Should riders choose to stop using the RTS service during a designated trial period, the URMC Parking Office will reinstate URMC parking privileges to their original lots.
Remember – by riding the S1, you not only stand to save money and the hassle of winter driving, but you’ll also be doing your part to reduce pollution. And in time, RTS even plans to offer free onboard Wi-Fi, which is sure to make the commute in a bit more relaxing…or productive!
To learn more about the S1, call the URMC Parking Office at 275-4524. To learn more about the RTS shuttle experience, call 288-1700.
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