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NYPA Helps Summer Travelers With Its  “More Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’…No Foolin’!” Campaign

Contact:
Cathy Blood
716-286-6652
cathy.blood@nypa.gov

June 29, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 

LEWISTON— The New York Power Authority (NYPA) wants to help keep rising gas prices from putting a crimp in your vacation plans. This Independence Day, July 4, NYPA will continue its summer travel campaign: “More Cruisin’ Less Fuelin’… No Foolin’!” combining pocketbook-friendly travel ideas with energy-saving tips—both good for the family budget. This year’s promotion includes a new feature to provide “green” information on how to make your home or business more environmentally friendly. 

Activities start with a trip to NYPA’s admission-free Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project and continue on to other nearby attractions in beautiful Western New York to begin a summer of memorable family adventures. While at the Power Vista one can pick up a free information folder full of brochures on local family-fun destinations, which use just a few gallons of gas to visit, and fact sheets on energy-saving and “green” ideas.

“We encourage everyone to stop by our newly ‘green’ Power Vista and learn about all the great energy-saving tips that will keep more money in your wallet,” said Cathy Blood, community relations representative at the Power Vista. “There is so much to see and do at the Power Vista and throughout all of Western New York without having to keep refilling your gas tank.”

 The Power Vista, the visitors center at the Niagara Project, offers a fun-filled day with its many exciting hands-on exhibits on energy, electricity, history and the environment. A hybrid electric car is on display with information on its gas-saving features. The Power Vista also has a spectacular observation deck that provides a bird’s-eye view of the Niagara River and Gorge 350 feet below.

The Power Vista is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except for some holidays. For more information on the Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project and a schedule of events, call 716-286-6661 or 1-866-NYPA-FUN.

 

  About NYPA:

 ■    NYPA uses no tax money or state credit.  It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity.  ■    NYPA is a leader in promoting energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives.  ■    It is the nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines.

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