Platt College to Sponsor Rides for the Public
(June 28, 2010) - With an estimated 50,0001 people expected in downtown Oklahoma City this upcoming Fourth of July weekend, people in downtown can take advantage of free public transportation thanks to a new year-long sponsorship.
The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority recently announced that beginning July 1, downtown Oklahoma City trolleys will be free to ride for one year thanks to a sponsorship by Platt College.
“With a higher than average number of people in downtown over the July fourth weekend, this was perfect timing to launch the free downtown trolley rides and a great time for people who have never ridden the trolley to try it at no cost,” said Rick Cain, administrator of COTPA and director of public transportation and parking for the City of Oklahoma City.
”Because our campuses are all over, we think it is important to support public transportation,” said Kim Lamb, director of admissions at Platt College. “We know people are looking for ways to stretch their budget, and we saw an opportunity to make things a little easier on Oklahoma City residents and workers by saying, ‘the fare is on us.’”
The downtown trolley’s summer schedule (May 1 – September 30) runs Sunday through Tuesday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
“At a time when city budgets are stretched, public-private partnerships are increasingly important to continue our momentum,” said Cain. “We are thrilled to have this partnership with Platt College to help offset the cost to our riders.”
About METRO Transit
METRO Transit is a division of the Central Oklahoma Transportation & Parking Authority. COTPA, a public trust administered by the City of Oklahoma City, is responsible for providing safe, efficient and convenient public transportation to the citizens of the greater Oklahoma City area. For route information or to learn more about METRO Transit, visit gometro.org.
About Platt College
Since 1979, Platt College’s purpose has been to create a workforce of professionals with the skills and training necessary to answer the needs of today's and tomorrow's workplace. Platt College is one of Oklahoma's largest private colleges with five Oklahoma and one Texas location. Platt College offers programs in allied health, nursing, information technology and culinary arts. For more information on Platt College, visit www.plattcollege.edu.
1Editor’s Note: 50,000 is an estimate provided by Brewer Entertainment based on past years attendance.
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