Go for the Gold

Transportation-related emissions are one of the biggest contributors to air pollution, totaling about 29% of all
greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., according to the EPA.


The Clean Air Partnership and Citizens for Modern Transit (CMT) are therefore teaming up for a joint initiative in conjunction with the 2024 Summer Olympics – as late July into August is traditionally known as the hottest stretch of summer and poses the greatest threat for poor air quality.


Area residents are encouraged to take MetroLink and MetroBus to get to school, work, sports and entertainment venues and everywhere else they need to go. Doing so will help reduce auto emissions and improve regional air quality conditions, while saving transit riders money on gasoline, parking fees and the maintenance costs associated with personal vehicle usage. It will also earn them gold-medal, “Clean Air Champion” status.

Let’s collectively carry the torch for clean air. Commit to “Going for the Gold” today.


Here’s how it works. Complete the pledge form below acknowledging your commitment to taking transit between July 26 thru Aug. 11 and your consent to receive color-coded, daily air quality forecasts and other information about the benefits of public transportation. The first 150 to do so will receive a “Going for the Gold, 2024 Clean Air Champion” vinyl sticker and a $5 Metro Day Pass good for
unlimited rides on MetroLink or MetroBus for an entire day.


Those who track their transit trips by responding to campaign SMS messages from July 26 to Aug. 11 will also get a free patriotic “Public Transit” t-shirt, while supplies last. Each time respondents track their transit trips, their name will be entered into a drawing to win one of 10, September monthly Metro Transit passes up for grabs – valued at $78 each. So, the more you take transit and track your trips,
the more opportunities you have to win!


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Public transit is provided throughout the bi-state area by Metro Transit and the St. Clair County Transit District. Read below to learn more about available modes and associated schedules, pricing, programs, incentives and more.