Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tell your Metro story, win free bus rides for a year

Two grand prize winners will receive one year of free rides on Metro as part of a contest that kicked off last Thursday on Fountain Square.

"Tell Us Your Story" is part of a new initiative by the transportation service to engage the community in a dialogue on the benefits of transit, focusing on the themes of economy and jobs, the environment, energy independence, and quality of life.

To enter the contest, video or written stories related to one of those four themes can be submitted through Metro's website. Written entries also can be submitted by e-mail at MyMetroStory@go-metro.com or by fax or mail via a printable form (PDF).

Videos shot by Metro staff at community events will also be eligible.

Entries will be accepted until July 31, with the top four video and the top four written entries each receiving a one-month Metro bus pass.

Between August 3-31, the community will vote for the grand prize winners in both the video and the written categories.
Grand prize winners will be announced September 1.

More chances to tell your story

In June and July, Metro will hold "story times" at five branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County:

  • North Central:11109 Hamilton Avenue, June 14 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.;
  • Westwood: 3345 Epworth Avenue, June 21 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.;
  • Anderson: 7450 State Road, June 28 from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.;
  • Groesbeck: 2994 W Galbraith Road, July 12 from 2 p.m.-3 p.m.; and
  • Bond Hill: 1740 Langdon Farm Road, July 19 from 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
In addition to allowing the community to share its stories, the story times will include refreshments, a story time reading for small children, and tours of one of the Metro's new articulated buses.

Photos courtesy of Metro.

Previous reading on BC:
Metro, TANK to offer free rides on Bike to Work Day (5/11/10)
Learn how to ride Metro this Friday (8/19/08)
SORTA. Colerain may re-route 41 bus (11/2/07)