Free Bus Rides in Lackawanna County for ‘Dump the Pump’

SCRANTON -- People were able to ride public transportation for free on Thursday in Lackawanna County.

This is the ninth year COLTS participated in the "Dump the Pump" campaign.

Officials say the idea is for people to give public transportation a try.

We spoke to a man who took advantage of the free ride.

"I got a lot of running around to do, a lot of doctor's appointments, a lot of doctor's appointments, so it's nice to ride it for nothing! Save the money, you got to save the money today [Thursday]," said Steve Flatt of Dickson City.

There were freebies at the intermodal center in Scranton during the day of free rides on the COLTS system here in Lackawanna County.

3 comments

  • Jeff Woehrle

    Often when you dig down into the numbers, it would be more cost efficient for government to buy each rider a car, insure it, and provide gas and maintenance for the car.

    Never mind that, “mass transit” is helping the environment!

    LOL…

  • WarningFakeNews

    Many of the bus routes have empty or nearly empty buses. They run them to keep the government jobs filled (often with relatives of the politicians), the available graft in buying and maintaining a large fleet of buses, and in the “hope” that someday people will ride them. WNEP doesn’t challenge the left’s contention that buses are always preferable over people driving or perhaps, carpooling. Why? Because they aren’t really interested in a true examination of the facts when it comes to left-leaning politics. Ever.

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