is asking riders to share their stories about using public transportation in a contest where two community-chosen winners will receive a free one-year buss pass.
The "Tell Us Your Story" contest is Cincinnati's part in the national "Public Transportation Takes Us There"
campaign of the American Public Transportation Association
. Cincinnati's contest borrows from the national campaign by seeking out public stories related to four key areas: economy and jobs, environment, energy independence and quality of life. Metro is looking for concise, personal stories from riders who can explain how public transportation has helped them improve in those four areas. The contest is accepting written and video stories, eight of which will receive a free, one-month bus pass. Two community selected stories (one in each medium) will receive a free, one-year pass.
"We're looking for riders to tell us how metro has helped them get to a job, or cut back on their environmental impact," said Metro Public Affairs Manager Jill Isaacs Dunne. "We're hoping that by the public telling their stories, Metro can tell a story of what it means for people to have public transportation in Cincinnati."
Written entries should be limited to 150 words; video entries should be a minute or so. There are several ways to submit them. Metro will capture video at events in Cincinnati this summer, starting with at kickoff event May 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Fountain Square
. You can enter your own written and video through Metro's web site
. The contest is from May 27 to July 31. Metro will chose winners of the one-month free bus pass and the public will vote for the Grand Prize winners on the metro web site from Aug. 3 to 31.
Writer: Feoshia Henderson
Source Metro Public Affairs Manager Jill Isaacs Dunne
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