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Free transit on federal election day

October 15, 2019 12:51 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

October 17, 2019 - UPDATE - Action Bus has been added to the free transit service offered on federal election day, Monday, October 21, 2019. The service is available to registered Action Bus users, subject to availability, on a first come, first served basis. Round trip transit will be provided free of charge from the customer's residence to their polling station and back. Regular fares will apply to all other trips.

 

BACKGROUND

October 15, 2019

To improve accessibility for voters in the upcoming federal election, The City of Red Deer is offering free transit service on election day, Monday, October 21, 2019. The free ridership will be in effect for the conventional Red Deer Transit system for the entire service day, not just during polling hours.

“We want to help as many people get to the polls as possible,” said Red Deer Transit Manager George Penny. “Thousands of people rely on Red Deer Transit every day to help them get around the city, and if we can eliminate one of the barriers that might keep someone from being able to vote, we want to do that.”

The free transit program will be in effect on all fixed routes between 6:15 a.m. and 11:15 p.m on October 21. It does not apply to Bolt Regional Transit or 2A Regional Transit.

Red Deer Transit routes and schedules are available online at www.reddeer.ca/transit.

For information on polling locations and candidates, visit the Elections Canada website at www.elections.ca.

 

For more information, contact:

George Penny
Transit Manager
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8225

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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