City offering free charging, bus rides for clean air day

A city bus returns from its morning route at the Transit Maintenance Facility on Constellation Road. Gilbert Bernal \ The Signal
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Santa Clarita plans to join transportation providers, local municipalities and businesses throughout California to celebrate California Clean Air Day today. 

Offering free local and commuter trips on Santa Clarita’s CNG-powered buses is part of a statewide effort to improve air quality and promote public transportation, according to a city news release.

In addition, the city is excited to offer drivers free electric vehicle-charging at select EV-charging stations throughout Santa Clarita. 

City staff are scheduled to be at the Jan Heidt Metrolink Station at 24300 Railroad Ave. from 2-4 p.m. offering informational pamphlets and giveaways. 

“Transportation remains the single-largest source of air pollution in California. We hope that offering environmentally-friendly transportation incentives will encourage residents to take advantage of Santa Clarita’s green resources,” said Mayor Marsha McLean. “Reducing carbon emissions from fuel-powered vehicles not only creates a more sustainable future, but also helps preserve Santa Clarita’s ecosystem.”

The locations that will offer free charging include:

·        Santa Clarita City Hall, 23920 Valencia Boulevard

·        Valencia Heritage Park, 24155 Newhall Ranch Road

·        Valencia Glen Park, 23750 Via Gavola

·        The Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway

·        Canyon Country Park, 17615 Soledad Canyon Road

·        Old Town Newhall Parking Structure, 22551 9th Street

The city also mentioned that Santa Clarita Transit riders can visit movitapp.com for easy step-by-step trip planning.

Riders are also encouraged to use the hashtag #CleanAirDaySCT on social media for a chance to win a Santa Clarita Transit month pass, for the month of the winner’s choice.

Contact Administrative Analyst Alex Porlier at 661-295-9304 or [email protected] for additional information regarding Santa Clarita Transit. For more information about EV Charging stations throughout Santa Clarita, please contact Laura Jardine at [email protected] or call 661-255-4376. Additional information regarding environmentally-friendly transportation options can be found at GreenSantaClarita.com.

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