MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - EZ Rider joins in celebrating National Get on Board Day sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association.

For today only, the company gave out bus free rides on their system’s fixed routes.

The benefits of using public transportation are profound.

EZ Rider General Manager Gennie Garcia states, “There are many benefits that transportation brings into a community, especially a growing city. Transportation is vital to any type of growing city. Definitely want to make sure you’re moving your people. especially connecting to both cities so we want to make sure we include Midland and Odessa.”

Here are some facts:

For every $1 invested into public transportation it will generate $4 in economic returns.

Wouldn’t you want to get on board for saving money, economic wealth and job opportunities?

A total of 34 million people use different modes of public transits depending on their.

Traveling through public channels is 10 times safer than if you used your own vehicle.

Get on board for less accidents, decreasing traffic and reducing carbon emissions for a better environment.

APTA says, “Your personality is multifaceted — so is public transportation! Find out what combination of public transportation options you are by taking the quiz.”

Also, the EZ Rider facility greeted the new maintenance bay expansion earlier this morning during a ribbon cutting ceremony.