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Honouring Veterans with Free Transit on Nov.11


November 4, 2008 – Thunder Bay Transit will be offering complimentary transit service to veterans and immediate families of deceased veterans on Remembrance Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.

"We are showing our respect and gratitude to veterans by making it easier for them to attend Remembrance Day events and spend time with their loved ones on this important day," said Alex Grant, Manager – Transit. "This small token of free travel is the City of Thunder Bay's way of thanking those who've sacrificed so much for our country."

Veterans and one companion, as well as immediate families of deceased veterans, can travel all day free of charge. Any Armed Forces members, cadets or other uniformed persons attending the service may also ride transit without charge.

Veterans can identify themselves to transit operators by showing any of the following items: uniforms, medals, berets and blazers. Immediate family of a deceased veteran may identify themselves with documents, including an identification card or service papers.

All Thunder Bay Transit Operators and passengers will observe a two-minute silence while traveling on Nov. 11.  During this observance, all Thunder Bay Transit vehicles will stop at the nearest bus stop for a moment of reflection.

For more information regarding Thunder Bay Transit services, please call the Transit Information line at 684-3744 or visit www.thunderbay.ca/transit

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Contact: David Stephens, Planning & Marketing Analyst – Thunder Bay Transit, 684-2190 or dstephens@thunderbay.ca