Initiative offers complimentary rides for passengers who present a valid voter registration card.
VIA Metropolitan Transit reminds the community to “Ride VIA to Vote” on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 for the Joint General, Special, Charter and Bond Election. 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 complimentary service will be available for regular bus service and VIAtrans paratransit service throughout the VIA service area on Nov. 6. Registered VIAtrans customers should schedule their trip in accordance with VIAtrans policies and procedures.
“Since 2016, VIA has been providing complimentary rides on Election Day to encourage civic engagement and remove a common challenge for voters—transportation,” VIA President/CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt said. “VIA is proud to provide the communities we serve vital connections while emphasizing the critical role public transportation plays in helping people engage in the process and have their voices heard.”
Customers can plan their trip to vote at their respective precincts with the VIA goMobile app. With VIA goMobile, VIA is continuing its commitment to offer convenient and helpful passenger amenities and resources. Use VIA’s free systemwide 4G LTE WiFi to manage your goMobile account while making a trip or visiting one of our Transit Centers. The free app is available on Apple and Android smartphones.
For additional information regarding routes and schedules on Election Day, call (210) 362-2020. Visit The Bexar County Election Site to find your polling location.