Omaha Metro Transit is offering free rides for the Tuesday general election
OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – On Tuesday, the Omaha Metro’s transit bus and paratransit will be free for the general election in Omaha. This is Metro’s third bus-to-ballot initiative. Representatives are happy to continue the program to connect drivers to the democratic process.
“The goal is to remove as many obstacles to voting as possible and take the bus. We have some routes near polling stations. Taking the bus to vote is a pretty natural pairing,” he said Jason Rose, communications manager at Metro Transit Omaha.
Rose said they had positive feedback from the community regarding Bus to the Ballot.
“People are very excited not only to be able to exercise their right to vote, but also to be able to access the ballot with transit and not have to pay for it,” said Rose.
Proxies also praise the program and others who like it. Danielle Conrad, executive director of the ACLU of Nebraska, says these initiatives help ensure that the elections are fair.
“Different voters face different ballot barriers. The ability to cast your vote shouldn’t depend on the size of your wallet or the reliability of your transportation. We really need to remove barriers to making everyone eligible to vote in the community part of the conversation “said Conrad.
Heartland B-Cycle is also offering free tickets for the trip to the surveys on Tuesday. To access the survey for free, enter the code “Vote General” in the app.