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Waco Transit offering fare-free ride to the polls on Election Day

Waco Transit
Posted at 8:10 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 09:10:10-05

WACO, TX — Waco Transit System is joining the effort to encourage voter participation in Texas by offering complimentary rides to and from the polls for registered voters this upcoming Election Day.

Bus fare will be waived on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, for passengers who present their valid voter registration card, Identification Card (ID), or “I Voted” sticker to the driver when boarding any fixed-route bus.

City and transit officials recognize the challenges faced by those who lack access to personal transportation.

This initiative is one way to help bridge that gap locally and ensure everyone has an equal opportunity to vote. Riders are encouraged to determine, in advance, which routes will get them closest to their polling location.

Route maps are available online at WacoTransitSystem.com and at the Waco Transit bus terminal, located at 301 S. 8th Street. Routes will operate from 5:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Election Day.

All fixed-route buses can be tracked in real-time at RideWaco.com or by downloading the free “Ride Systems” smartphone app and selecting “Waco Transit” as the agency. For more information, call (254) 750-1613 or (254) 750-1900.