Initiative offers complimentary rides for passengers presenting valid voter registration card.

SAN ANTONIO (May 3, 2017) – VIA Metropolitan Transit reminds the community to Ride VIA to Vote on Election Day, Saturday, May 6, 2017. The Ride VIA to Vote initiative provides free public transportation on municipal, state, and federal election days for passengers who present a valid voter registration card to the bus or van operator. The initiative began in spring 2016 to encourage civic participation throughout the VIA service area.

“The Ride VIA to Vote initiative targets a potential roadblock to civic participation — limited access to reliable and affordable transportation on Election Day — by providing this additional transportation option,” said VIA Deputy CEO Keith Hom. “Through this effort, VIA’s commitment to connect our community extends to assist in exercising one of our most essential rights and responsibilities: voting.”

The complimentary service will be available for regular bus service and VIAtrans paratransit service throughout the VIA service area on May 6. Registered VIAtrans customers should schedule their trip in accordance with VIAtrans policies and procedures.

For additional information regarding routes and schedules on Election Day, call (210) 362-2020.

VIA provides regional multimodal transportation options that connect our community to opportunity, support economic vitality, and enhance quality of life throughout our region. VIA, recognized by the Texas Transit Association in 2016 as the outstanding Metro Transit Authority of the year, serves 14 member cities and the unincorporated areas of Bexar County, operating seven days a week on 90 routes. Last year, VIA provided 40 million rides across the region. VIA’s AAA bond rating reflects the organization’s sound management and financial practices. Visit for more information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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