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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

VIA Metropolitan Transit to Offer Complimentary Rides on Election Day

Posted By on Wed, Feb 24, 2016 at 3:25 PM

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Election day is fast approaching, San Antonio.

Early voting ends Friday and the primary election is next Tuesday.

This year, VIA Metropolitan Transit is taking part in this civic duty by offering complimentary rides throughout its service area on Election Day (March 1).

The VIA Board of Trustees approved the initiative, called "Ride VIA to Vote," on February 23.

“Civic involvement is one of our most essential rights and responsibilities. We at VIA are proud to provide the communities we serve vital connections and access to opportunity," VIA CEO and President Jeffery C. Arndt says in a press release. "By offering complimentary rides on Election Day, we are highlighting the important role public transportation can play in helping people engage in the process and have their voices heard.” 

All you have to do is present valid voter registration to the bus or van operator, including regular service and VIAtrans paratransit service.

“Every segment of our society — from individuals and families to businesses and communities — benefits from public transportation,” San Antonio District 8 Councilman Ron Nirenberg says. “The same can be said of civic engagement because we all benefit from an engaged electorate, from informed citizens who help shape our city’s future. I am enthusiastic about this initiative because it expands access to polling locations, so that even more of us can take part in the most important right that we have, our right to vote.”

For more information on the elections, visit the Bexar County Elections Department or call (210) 335-VOTE.

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