News Timmins Transit offering free bus rides on Friday SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Tuesday, Apr. 19th, 2016 Timmins Transit is offering free bus rides this Friday. April 22nd marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, hence the free bus day. One bus can take up to 50 cars off the road, saving 70,000 litres of fuel. Public transit consumes three times less energy per passenger-kilometre than cars, which makes it three times more efficient. More fun facts: Transit has the lowest fatality rate of any transportation mode A shift from single-occupancy vehicle use to Public Transit will reduce transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions The average single vehicle commuter can save over $2,000 in annual fuel costs by riding public transit Buses will be free in the city all day Friday.