Leave the car and try the bus for free in Doncaster

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Transport bosses are urging Doncaster commuters to leave the car at home and ‘Give the Bus a Go’ in a new scheme designed to cut congestion in the town.

‘Give the Bus a Go’ has been launched in a bid to encourage more people to sit back and try the bus lane, and benefit the environment at the same time.

Street teams are out and about this month, handing out vouchers that can be exchanged for a free First Day Doncaster ticket, giving car users the chance to try travelling by bus to work, college, shopping or football without charge.

Street team locations include the Frenchgate Shopping Centre on Saturday, October 12, 10am - 1pm, Doncaster College on Monday October 14, 11am - 2pm and the Doncaster Dome on Saturday October 26 from 3 - 6pm

Car users can plan their free bus journey, and enter a competition to win £300 cash, at travelsouthyorkshire.com/givebusago

The Inmotion! project is delivered through South Yorkshire’s £24.6 million Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) - a partnership between South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), and Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield Councils, to make the journey to work simpler, easier or even healthier.

SYPTE Deputy Interim Director General, David Young, said: “Doncaster’s public transport network offers a convenient, stress free and more environmentally friendly way to get to work - especially when town is busy, parking is limited or when there’s an event or football match taking place.

“Together with our LSTF partners and First South Yorkshire, we’re delighted to be able to offer car users a free day’s travel by First bus in Doncaster as part of our Give the Bus a Go campaign.”

For more information visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/givebusago