Students can "Try Transit" with Wheels | 511 Contra Costa

Students can "Try Transit" with Wheels

Is there anything more frustrating than the predictable snarl of traffic around schools in the morning and afternoon. Does it start to seem like every car is an enormous SUV, each waiting to pick up a single tiny kid?
To soothe your commute, Wheels is offering kids FREE rides during the second and third week of school, August 19 through September 9.
The program, in its 11th year, introduces young riders to their local transportation system and provides them with a convenient, eco-friendly way to get to school and to after school activities. Free rides will be available to all middle and high school students on all fixed route and school tripper route service 1.
Students simply need to show the bus driver their valid school issued identification card to ride the bus for free during the promotion. Wheels’ school tripper service focuses on bringing students to and from school from the surrounding neighborhoods. Schedules will be available online prior to the start of the school year.

“We are pleased to offer the Try Transit program again this year for middle and high-school students in the Tri-Valley. It gives students an opportunity to try out bus transit on school days and helps them to do their part to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion. And it also helps to develop future transit users,” said Supervisor Scott Haggerty, former Chair of the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) which operates the WHEELS bus service.

For more information, call 925-455-7500, visit the Wheels customer service center at 2500 Railroad Ave. in Livermore, or visit their website. Good luck at school!

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