Designated "Ozone Awareness Days" are:
- June 10, 11, 12 and 13;
- July 15, 16, 17 and 18; and
- Aug. 12, 13, 14 and 15.
According to MAPA's "Little Steps. Big Impact" website:
"Ground-level ozone is a component of smog that is produced when nitrogen oxides (NOx) combine with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and 'cook' in the summer heat.
"Emissions from industrial facilities and electric utilities, motor vehicle exhaust, gasoline vapors, and chemical solvents are some of the major sources of NOx and VOCs. Ozone season is from the months of April to October."
Cutting the levels of ozone by carpooling, bicycling, walking or taking the bus:
- relieves parking problems;
- relieves stress by creating "down time" to and from work;
- improves the air quality in Omaha; and
- keeps the community strong - physically, mentally and environmentally.
For more information on ozone and reducing emissions, go to the "Little Steps. Big Impact" website.
I cannot create a link in the comment section, but the website for Metro's fare information is: http://www.ometro.com/rider-guide/fares-passes. According to this site, the standard adult fare is $1.25.
What is the standard fare for riding the bus?