Free Ride Day

Get a lift to the polls on Tuesday, November 3!

Our third annual Free Ride Day event is taking place Tuesday, November 3 (AKA Election Day). And while Election Day may look a little different this year, select polling locations and drop-off ballot locations will remain open to voters throughout the day. To help increase access to those in-person voting locations, all MTS and NCTD buses (including LIFT and Access*), Trolleys, SPRINTER and COASTER will be totally free to ride.

**Remember not to purchase or activate mobile passes on Compass Cloud!**

While you can skip the fare on Free Ride Day, face coverings are required! Learn more about our efforts to keep the system safe amidst COVID-19

Help spread the word and commit to riding on Free Ride Day:

  1. Take the pledge below or RSVP on the Facebook event today to show that you plan to Choose Transit on November 3!
  2. Use the hashtag #ride2votesd to let people know transit can help get them access to their polling location. Plus, when you participate on Free Ride Day and post to social media using the hashtag, you have the chance to win one of several gift card giveaways.

Free Ride Day Pop-Ups

To help celebrate the day, MTS will be at different transit centers throughout the region in the morning and afternoon to thank riders for choosing transit. Here, riders can get promo items and enter the Free Ride Day giveaway. In the morning (6:30 to 8:30 a.m.), stop by Old Town, H Street, El Cajon or Euclid Avenue, and in the afternoon (3 to 5 p.m.) you can find us at the Lemon Grove Trolley Station, Palomar Street and Boulevard Transit Plaza in City Heights. 

*Reservations for MTS Access and NCTD LIFT must be made in advance. 

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