Archive for June, 2014

MyLink Summer Bus Pass

The OmniLink Teen Summer Pass program has a new name, but is still offers the same great value! With a MyLink Pass, anyone age 13-19 can get unlimited rides on OmniLink and Cross County Connector buses between June 2 and August 30, 2014 for a one-time cost of just $30.

Once again this year, PRTC is partnering with several teen-friendly area attractions to offer additional discounts and add value to the MyLink Pass!

For more information about the MyLink Pass, visit http://www.prtctransit.org/special-programs/youth-programs/teen-programs.php.

Illegal Fireworks, “If You Light It, We’ll Write It!”

June is Fireworks Safety Month. During the month of June and continuing through the latter part of July, fireworks-related injuries peak. In an attempt to reduce the number of fireworks-related injuries and deaths, the Fire Marshal’s Office, a division within the Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue, has initiated a Fireworks Enforcement Campaign to stop possession and use of illegal fireworks. The campaign’s slogan, Illegal Fireworks, “If You Light It, We’ll Write It!” Leave Fireworks to the Professionals, is a means by which the Department is able to educate the community about the dangers of illegal fireworks while informing them about Prince William’s zero tolerance for possession and use of illegal fireworks.

This year as in the past, Fire Marshals will be teaming up with Police for their annual fireworks safety initiative and deploying personnel throughout the County in an effort to prevent injury and fires due to illegal or unsafe use of fireworks. In addition, the team will write summons to individuals who possess and/or light illegal fireworks and will confiscate any and all illegal fireworks found in their possession. In Prince William County, the discharge of illegal fireworks is a Class 1 misdemeanor punishable by fines up to $2,500.00 and or up to one year in jail.

For more information about selecting and using legal fireworks, or if you would like to safely dispose of illegal fireworks, contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 703-792-6360, or visit their website at www.pwcgov.org/fire. Turning in illegal fireworks will not result in any fines or summons, and no questions will be asked.