Good news if you are a senior or disabled County Connection rider: beginning on Sunday, December 22, 2013, rides will be free seven days a week from 10 AM to 2 PM on any regular or express fixed-route service for the next six months.
County Connection is responding to a need in our community for reliable transportation options for the elderly and persons with disabilities,
said Bob Simmons, County Connection Board Chair and City of Walnut Creek Council Member.
Because this group is often living on a fixed income, we are pleased to offer this Free Ride Program during the mid-day, in addition to our already reduced rates to ride at other times of the day.
To take advantage of the Free Ride Program, senior and disabled riders need to show bus operators proof of eligibility.
Seniors need to show ONE of the following:
- A photo ID showing a birth date of 65 years of age or older
- A senior Clipper card
The disabled need to show ONE of the following:
- An RTC Discount Card
- A DMV placard registration receipt
- A Medicare Card
- A Veteran Disability card
The Free Ride Program will be offered by County Connection for a promotional period of six months, after which the feasibility of extending the program will be studied. As a general reminder, the first few seats of the bus are designated to allow easy access for elderly and disabled riders.
County Connection provides fixed route and paratransit service throughout central Contra Costa County. For information on all transit services, visit countyconnection.com or call County Connection Customer Service at 676-7500.