Greater Cincinnati's Metro bus service will be free to ride on Election Day, Nov. 3, thanks to a collaboration between the city, the Devou Good Foundation and the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio.
Thanks to the generosity of the @CityOfCincy and The Devou Good Foundation, along with the support of the Greater Cincinnati Urban League @ULGSO, all @cincinnatimetro rides will be free on Election Day, Nov. 3. Give us a try and #GoMetro! pic.twitter.com/9lK4g9qasb— Cincinnati Metro (@cincinnatimetro) October 26, 2020
A city ordinance put forth by Cincinnati city council member P.G. Sittenfeld reallocates $11,000 from the City Manager's Office General Fund (previously slated for Census outreach efforts) and an additional $1,500 to help fund the Fare Free Day for Metro.
It's suggested Metro would lose roughly $30,000 in fares as a result of offering free rides Nov. 3.
The Devou Good Foundation has put forth $11,500 for the effort.
In a tweet, Sittenfeld said: "Big thanks to the Devou Good Foundation for their support making our Metro bus system fare-free to all on Election Day. And to be clear, this generous funding match happened because @derekbauman — a great advocate for transit and for democracy — made it happen!"
For more info, including how to ride Metro and current COVID requirements, visit go-metro.com.