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For 'Dump The Pump' Day, StarMetro Offering Free Bus Rides

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StarMetro is offering free bus rides Thursday in honor of “Dump the Pump” day. The 13th annual national campaign encourages the use of public transportation instead of a car. Tallahassee City Spokeswoman Lavonia Jones says there are so many benefits.

“You get to exercise,” she said. “There are less CO2 emissions when we have less cars on the roads. Also, StarMetro has free WiFi on all our uses. So, as you’re going to your commute, people can check e-mails and make phone calls—all the things they’re not supposed to do when they’re driving.”

In addition to the free bus rides, there will also be a celebration at C.K. Steele Plaza on West Tennessee Street from 3 to 5 p.m. for current riders as well as interested riders who want more information.

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Sascha Cordner has more than ten years of public radio experience. It includes working at NPR member station WUFT-FM in Gainesville for several years. She's worked in both radio and TV, serving in various capacities as a reporter, producer and anchor. She's also a graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She is the recipient of 15 awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), and Edward R. Murrow. Her award-winning stories include her coverage on the infamous “Dozier School for Boys” and a feature titled "Male Breast Cancer: Lost in the Sea of Pink." Currently, Sascha serves as the host and producer of local and state news content for the afternoon news program "All Things Considered" at WFSU. Sascha primarily covers criminal justice and social services issues. When she's not reporting, Sascha likes catching up on her favorite TV shows, singing and reading. Follow Sascha Cordner on Twitter:@SaschaCordner.