Gillig Advantage/HEV 7125
Location: Nicolet Mall at Washington Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
Operator of Vehicle: METRO Transit
Date of Photo: May 1, 2014
No matter where in the world you are, it would be hard to believe that you are not aware of the fact that a presidential election is taking place in the United States next week. In light of this fact, it seemed appropriate to feature a photo from METRO Transit in Minneapolis, which offered free rides on Election Day in 2014 to make it easier for people to get to the polls. I have yet to find word about whether or not METRO Transit is offering that again, though I have been told that free rides are being made available in Houston (a city that Oren’s Transit Page has yet to visit) to access the polls both for early voting and on Election Day itself.
Do you know of other transit systems that offer free rides on Election Day? If so, let others know by posting a comment below this post. Finally, if you are eligible to participate in the US election next Tuesday, please take the time to go to the polls, cast a ballot, and make your voice heard. (If you don’t live in the US, you are encouraged to do the same at the appropriate time for the location in which you live.) Our freedoms, including the right to be able to photograph transit vehicles in public rights of way, depend on our participation in the democratic system.
For more photos of METRO Transit buses, please click here.