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.