Yolobus giving free rides on Election Day

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Yolo County Transportation District
Press Release

The Yolo County Transportation District has just announced that all of its bus services will be provided at no charge on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. The idea is to open up the entire system for free to enable the public to get familiar with all the transit services that are available. The other idea is to help residents in Yolo County get to the election Ballot Drop Boxes and Voter Assistance Centers throughout Yolo County.

The free service will be available on all Yolobus fixed-route, paratransit and microtransit services. A fixed-route bus runs on a fixed schedule at specified times. A paratransit bus is an on-demand service available for senior citizens and people with disabilities. A microtransit vehicle is open to the general public on certain days on an on-demand basis.

“You don’t have to vote in order to use these services for free that day,” said Jesse Loren, chairwoman of the Yolo County Transportation District Board of Directors and Winters City Councilwoman. “But we are also delighted to offer this service on Election Day, in case there are any residents who need a ride to vote and turn in their ballot on the 3rd.”

“I agree with Director Loren,” said Don Saylor, vice-chair of YCTD and member of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. “Re-introducing transit, with all of the mitigations we are undertaking during the pandemic, while at the same time helping our residents get out to vote, are very laudable efforts that I wholeheartedly support.”

Go to www.Yolobus.com to quickly find and use any of the many fixed-route bus trips that Yolobus offers.

Yolobus requires that children under 12 years of age ride with someone age 12 or older.

As a safety precaution during the pandemic, face coverings are required for anyone using these services. Each vehicle is also equipped with a hand sanitizer dispenser.

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