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DEC 2014 -JAN 2015

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DECEMBER 2014/JANUARY 2015 | MassTransitmag.com | Mass Transit | 29 he best way transit agencies give back to the community is in providing great service. Te San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) is doing all of that and we are proud of the advances we have made in the last decade. We're also proud of our community-giving programs which engage MTS in meaningful ways throughout the communities we serve. One of our best programs is an em- ployee-led initiative to provide every frst-grader in a designated school a bicy- cle, helmet and grocery coupons. During the year, employees have Friday barbecues, bake sales and a "buy- in" program for employees to wear jeans on Fridays. Ten, each holiday season, MTS surprises students with the bikes at a special assembly where we also provide safety tips on how to ride transit. Tis year, we will be providing 54 bikes. Also in Decem- ber, the MTS Stuf the Bus program collects enough food for 20,000 meals. We partner with our local grocery chain, the Girl Scouts and the San Diego Food Bank to collect food for thousands of hungry families. he mission of the Alexan- dria Transit Co. (Dash) is to Keep Alexandria Moving by providing high quality Dash transit service. Dash is a vital part of the Alexandria com- munity, and works to give back to the community it serves. A new community pro- gram that was developed this year was "DASHing Words in Motion." It was a collaborative project between Dash and the Alexandria Ofce of the Arts, in which local poets competed to display their poetry on the Dash buses and King Street Trolleys in honor of National Poetry Month in April. Dash also embraced a new tradition when it donated a retiring bus to Del Ray's Art on the Avenue commu- nity event. Te bus was primed white and the public was invited to paint it using their handprints around a theme developed in collaboration with local schools. For more, visit www.MassTransitmag.com/12020836 T T San Diego, Calif. Alexandria, Va. Rob Schupp Director of Marketing and Communications San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Allyson Teevan Marketing & Communications Manager Alexandria Transit Co. (Dash) For more information, visit www.MassTransitmag.com/11307661 crosspointkinetics.com THE KINETICS HYBRID The Proven Electric Hybrid for Class 3-7 Buses The Proven Electric Hybrid for Class 3-7 Buses More MPG Less Pollution Bolt-On Ready Tested & Validated

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