Free hot drink deal for bus commuters

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People are being urged to “go by bus” when travelling to and from work as part of a campaign to promote public transport.

They are being encouraged to do their bit to support national Catch the Bus Week which runs until Sunday.

And they are being offered the added incentive of a free hot drink on tomorrow on production of a valid ticket for the day.

Drinks will be available during the afternoon from a mobile catering unit to be located outside Hartlepool Central Library in York Road.

Staff from Local Motion, which is funded by the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), will also be present to provide further information about the benefits of more sustainable forms of travel, including public transport.

The Catch the Bus Week promotion follows the recent appointment by Hartlepool Borough Council of sustainable travel officer Tony Davison to promote active and sustainable forms of travel as an alternative to the car.

The post is also funded through the LSTF and Tony aims to work closely with local companies to encourage employees to walk and cycle to work or to use public transport.

The greater use of these forms of travel are seen as crucial to achieving the town’s economic regeneration in a sustainable way by helping to ensure developments do not adversely affect local roads in terms of congestion and safety.

Companies can contact Tony on (01429) 523259 or email tony.davison@hartlepool.gov.uk