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The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Kicks off Youth Initiative

Filed in NEWS HEADLINES, Transportation by on May 3, 2018 • views: 98

 

Hyannis, MA – April 30, 2018 – The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority has successfully engaged in an ongoing effort to educate senior citizens and enhance services in collaboration with Councils on Aging across the Cape. To supplement this endeavor, the Cape Cod RTA has created a Youth Initiative with a mission to educate students Cape-wide about public transportation. This program was introduced at Barnstable High School with an invitation to participate in an In-School Field Trip on April 13th.

At this event, team members from both CCRTA’s administrative and operations staff prepared an interactive on-site educational opportunity for students currently enrolled in the 8th, 9th and 10th grades to learn more about the fixed route services the CCRTA offers.  The students could engage in a game of Jeopardy which included transit related questions regarding our services.  Students used Cape Cod RTA’s riders guide to locate the answers; giving students the experience of using our guides to better understand our routes, fares, and other special services offered.  The students were asking good and relevant questions, learning and having fun.

Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority Administrator  Tom Cahir stated, “I want to thank Barnstable school Superintendent Meg Mayo-Brown, Barnstable High School Principal Pat Clark and 12th grade student environmental leader Allison Carter for allowing us to participate in this wonderful event. Our staff had fun and students were genuinely interested in what we had to say. We handed out CCRTA travel bags and student bus passes to the various Jeopardy winners. I am hopeful we can duplicate this introduction to Cape Cod’s public transportation system to students in other school districts all across the Cape”.

In addition to the Jeopardy game, there were “selfie” photo booth opportunities, information on environmental benefits of public transportation, a flat-bed truck with a new bus engine and transmission and they were able to climb aboard one of our 35 seat Gillig buses. This event was an opportunity to introduce the CCRTA’s safe, affordable and easily accessible public transportation services to  over 200 students in the transit agencies ongoing effort to educate young people about their robust and efficient public transit opportunities.

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