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Free Transit on Smog Days (Archive)

  • Cartoon of earth with brown cloudsTransit Windsor provided free transit on smog action days during the summer of 2003.  This pilot project was possible thanks to funding partners Environment Canada and The City of Windsor.
  • In various cities across the United States free transit is provided for all Smog Action Days and is completely funded by government.
  • The pilot project was extremely successful and drew interest from across the country and Europe from the media, industry and the general public.
  • Transit experienced increases of up to 50 percent on smog advisory days when service was free.  Hundreds of emails, phone calls and letters were received to say thanks for the service.  In addition to local media coverage, feature stories were televised on The Weather Network and CBC's NewsWorld. Newspapers and radio stations across the nation also featured stories about this project.

Free transit on Smog Advisory Days occurred on the following dates during the pilot project:

  • Thursday, July 3, 2003
  • Friday, July 4, 2003
  • Friday, July 25, 2003
  • Saturday, July 26, 2003

Visit the links below for archived media releases, posters and brochures used during the pilot project:

Pilot Project Announced
Backgrounder Information
1st Free Transit on Smog Advisory Day
Free Transit Continues on 2nd Smog Advisory Day
Day One Results
No Smog Advisory - July 5th
No Smog Advisory - July 6th
No Smog Advisory - July 7th
No Smog Advisory - July 8th
Regular Revenue Service Returns
3rd Free Transit Day
4th and Final Free Transit Day
Smog Advisory Issued - No Funding - No Free Transit
Urban Transportation Showcase Program - Transit Windsor

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