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BART to give out free train tickets at festival Thursday

By dcuff
Wednesday, April 20th, 2011 at 6:40 pm in BART, Environment, rail.

BART is rewarding 5,000 people with free tickets – each good for $6 worth of  fares – at an environmental fair in San Francisco from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday to promote public transit. The BART Blue Sky festival will be held at Justin Herman Plaza near the Embarcadero station.

Attendees also can enter a drawing for two free bicycles, and an essay contest to win $500 worth of BART tickets.

Here’s how it works. Festival goers will be issued a festival passport. Once the passport is stamped by six of the many festival exhibitors, the first 5,000 people can redeeem  the passport for a free ticket. (In case you wondered, a $6 ticket is good for a ride from Pleasant Hill to Embarcadero, with a nickel left over.)

BART officials said that BART riders collectively reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 4 million pounds per weekday by riding the train system.

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