We’re being part of the solution to cleaner air…and YOU can help!
BFT is partnering with the Washington State Department of Ecology under a grant program designed to help reduce ground-level ozone concentration by promoting increased rideshare use in our community. Rideshare is more than meets the eye, and can include modes such as vanpool, carpool, biking, walking, public transit, and even telecommuting.
The Tri-Cities is situated against the Horse Heaven Hills which, coupled with hot prevailing summer winds and exhaust from vehicles, concentrates ground-level ozone over the community. Should the concentration reach non-attainment levels per EPA National Ambient Air Quality Standards, the Tri-Cities will face an economic burden in order to return to compliance, not to mention its impacts to environmental and individual health.
WANT TO LEARN MORE + PARTICIPATE?
- VISIT www.ozonematters.com to learn more about this issue in our area
- Click on “Sign up for ozone alerts” near the top to stay informed about our local air quality.
- STAY TUNED here and on social media. Follow us @bftransit on Facebook and Twitter.
Watch this video to learn about simple steps you can take to reduce ozone production and protect your health: