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PHOENIX, AZ – Valley Metro has chosen the winners of the eighth annual Cool Transit STUFF contest, recognizing 15 third grade students who attend school in Maricopa County. The theme for this year’s contest is Valley Metro Brings the Community Together! Students were asked to draw a picture focusing on one of three areas:
There were 344 entries from 30 different schools that were judged on how well they illustrated one of these themes, as well as creativity and neatness. The winning artwork will be displayed in a calendar that is distributed to Valley transportation leaders and the general public. All of the winning artwork can be seen in the 2013 calendar.
The objective of Cool Transit STUFF contest is to promote excitement about public transportation and to highlight how transit helps to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion. Transit education is a major initiative provided by Valley Metro that includes school classroom presentations, bus and light rail field trips and community event participation. More information about transit education can be found at valleymetro.org/transit_education.
About Valley Metro: Valley Metro provides eco-friendly public transit options to residents of greater Phoenix and Maricopa County including the planning and operations of a regional bus system and the development and operations of METRO light rail. In fiscal year 2012, total ridership for the system was 71 million passengers. The first 20-miles of light rail opened December 2008 and served 13.5 million riders in 2012 exceeding the prior year by six percent. Six light rail extensions are under way that will create a 57-mile system by 2032. Valley Metro also offers transit options including commuter vanpools, online carpool matching, bus trip mapping, bicycle safety and telework assistance. A board of 16 governments sets the policy direction for the agency and works to improve and regionalize the public transit system. Get the latest news by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
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