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City Offers Free Bus Rides on Election Day

Press release from City of Gainesville

The City of Gainesville Regional Transit System will offer free fares on all bus routes on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.  

“The goal is to ensure that lack of transportation is not a factor that stands between our neighbors’ and their most fundamental civic duty” said Malisa McCreedy, Director of Transportation and Mobility for the City of Gainesville. “RTS is here to take our neighbors where they need to go, and we are happy to provide this critical service on election day at no cost.” 

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Individuals wishing to ride RTS to a polling place are encouraged to locate their precinct location through the Precinct Finder page on votealachua.com.

RTS routes serving polling locations are as follows: 
City College………………………………………………………….. 13
North Gainesville Baptist Church………………………… 39, 43
North Central Florida YMCA………………………………………. 8
SFC Blount Center……………………………………………… 5, 10, 27
Hilton UF Conference Center…….. 20, 21, 28, 33, 34, 36
Freedom Community Center @ Kanapaha Park……… 75
Gateway Christian Center……………………………………………. 6
Creekside Community Church………………………………. 8, 39
Millhopper Branch Library………………………………………… 43
Get your vote on and welcome aboard!
Don’t forget masks are required when riding any RTS bus.  

“This is an awesome effort by the City of Gainesville and RTS to make polling places more accessible on Election Day. It speaks to our shared commitment to making sure everyone in our community has a voice,” said Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Kim Barton.

For the well-being of passengers, RTS has implemented thorough sanitation protocols —cleaning surfaces regularly and using an areoclave sterilization system to disinfect bus interiors  Ridership is limited to no more than 20 seated passengers at any given time in order to maintain proper social distancing standards. Passengers are reminded masks or facial coverings are required while onboard city buses. 

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