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MATA offers 25 cent fares as a result of Ozone Alert

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(WMC-TV) - The Shelby County Health Department issued a Code Orange Ozone Alert for Saturday, May 25, 2013.  On this day,  MATA will offer 25 cent fares on bus,  MATAplus  and trolley rides. Seniors 65 years of age and older and persons with disabilities with a valid MATA photo identification card may ride free all day on buses and trolleys.

A code orange alert means the amount of ground-level ozone in our air has reached unhealthy levels. Any active children or adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma should avoid prolonged outdoor exertion; everyone else should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.  By riding public transportation, people are taking active steps to improve the air quality in Shelby County. 

The Shelby County Health Department issues its daily forecasts for the next day between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.  

 Anyone interested in receiving an e-mail alert when a code orange is forecast, may contact Alison Burton at aburton@matatransit.com. This reduced fare program is a partnership with MATA and the Shelby County Health Department.

All route maps and schedules for MATA are available here or call 901-274-6282.

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