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Ride VIA to Vote initiative offers complimentary rides and highlights the role of public transportation on Election Day


VIA Metropolitan Transit offers complimentary rides throughout the VIA service area on municipal, state and federal election days with its"Ride VIA to Vote" initiative.

"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. 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," VIA President/CEO Jeffrey C. Arndt said.

VIA customers presenting a valid voter registration card to the bus or van operator when boarding on Election Day can ride fare-free. It is not available during early voting periods.

The program includes regular bus service and VIAtrans paratransit service. Registered VIAtrans customers must schedule their trip in accordance with VIAtrans policies and procedures.


Exercise Your Ride to Vote

Registering to vote and getting to the polls is easy with VIA and the VoterPal app.
The VoterPal app is free and available on iOS for iPhone, iPad, or Android platforms.
VoterPal's innovative scanning technology populates necessary information from a person’s driver’s license onto a voter registration form, dramatically cutting down the time it takes to fill out the form.

The app was created to give each user the power to register to vote and help others to do the same.

Use VIA's free 4G LTE WiFi on any VIA vehicle or at any transit facility to download VoterPal. Register, then ride VIA fare-free on Election Day with your valid voter registration card.


Download VoterPal

Download VoterPal for iOS here. (
Download VoterPal for Android -

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

To find your polling site, visit

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