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Urge the masses to try transit.

May 11-15, commuters across the nation can help clean the air, stimulate the economy, relieve traffic congestion and conserve fuel if they leave their cars at home during TRY TRANSIT WEEK.

The goal of Try Transit Week is to encourage drive-alone commuters to take the bus, the train or to car pool, and in so doing, provide energy, economic and air quality benefits to their communities.

The nationwide celebration will focus attention on major benefits of transit use during each workday of the week: Monday, May 11-Clean Air; Tuesday, May 12-Energy Conservation; Wednesday, May 13-Employee and Customer Appreciation; Thursday, May 14-Improved Mobility; and Friday, May 15-Economic Activity.

The purpose of Try Transit Week is friendly persuation. If people try it, we think they will stay with it," said NLC President Glenda Hood, city commissioner of Orlando, Fla. What's more, the use of public transit will help reduce congestion, smog and fuel consumption, and that will benefit everyone."

NLC is a sponsor of Try Transit Week, along with the American Public Transit Association, the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Transit NOW, the National Association of Regional Councils.

Try Transit Week coincides with the observance of National Transportation Week and a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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Publication:Nation's Cities Weekly
Date:May 4, 1992
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