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Rock Region Metro Offering Free Fare on Election Day

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) — Rock Region METRO is hosting its second fare-free Election Day to help remove potential transportation barriers for area voters.

All rides on all METRO Local and Express buses will be free Tuesday, May 22.

After a successful fare-free election day in November 2016, the agency’s board of directors passed a resolution to provide fare-free rides for county-wide elections within Pulaski County.

“Several transit agencies across the country participate in Get Out the Vote efforts. The METRO board and staff are glad to play a part in overcoming potential obstacles to voter participation here in central Arkansas,” said Wanda Crawford, METRO interim executive director. “We’ll focus on sharing with riders ways they can access trip-planning tools, maps and schedules to ensure they know how to get to their precincts and take the opportunity to make their voices heard. It’s a great way to exercise your right to vote as well as check out the transit system if you’ve never tried it.”

For more information on METRO services, visit rrmetro.org.


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