BART Marks 40th with Free Tickets, Field Trip Rides and Ice Cream Giveaways
Photo: Peter Beeler
Video: BART 40th Anniversary
Video: Anniversary Celebration
September 19, 2012
“BART may be middle aged, but we still have a soft spot in our hearts for our youngest riders,” said Board President John McPartland. “These free field trips will give thousands of kids an opportunity to learn outside the classroom that they might not otherwise have. Of course, we hope they learn about BART along the way too.”
BART is giving away rides for educational field trips to 40,000 students (up to age 18), teachers and chaperones on a first-come, first-served basis. More info is at www.bart.gov/fieldtrips.
BART is also hosting ice cream giveaways as a fun way to get to know their riders better and spread the word about the free field trip program. The ice cream giveaways will be held at six stations – at least one in each of the four counties BART serves – featuring Dreyer’s Ice Cream and cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes.
BART riders will want to be sure to grab one of the celebratory stickers when passing through stations on Friday, September 21 and Saturday, September 22. That’s when the “BART 40th Anniversary Squad” will be on the lookout for customers wearing the sticker. If you’re spotted, you could win one of 1,000 free $40 BART tickets. More info at www.bart.gov/freetickets.
Finally, BART will be distributing its popular 2012 BART art poster series “Journeys in Literature” to public libraries and schools in the Bay Area.
“We’ve carried 2.7 billion passengers since the day we opened for service four decades ago,” said BART General Manager Grace Crunican. “This is all part of our expression of gratitude to the Bay Area for helping BART achieve 40 years of reliable service.”
The programs would not be possible without generous donations from Titan Outdoor, Bombardier Transportation and Dreyer’s Ice Cream.
Complete details about these events and how BART is celebrating 40 years of service, along with fun retro pictures and a commemorative video highlighting riders can be found at: www.bart.gov/40years.
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