Gold Coast Transit District: FREE bus rides For Veterans on Veteran’s Day — Half price fares for Vets all year long

viagra 60mg arial, cost sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Gold Coast Transit District is participating in the countywide “Veteran’s Ride FREE on Veteran’s Day” promotion offering FREE bus rides to U.S. military veterans on Friday, November 11. In appreciation for the contributions of the 40,000+ men and women currently living in Ventura County who have served in our Nation’s armed forces, Gold Coast Transit District is also proud to announce that all Veterans will now be eligible to ride at a reduced fare (1/2 price) all year with valid identification.

“While many of our local veterans may already qualify for a reduced fare due to age or disability, we recognize that many veterans who are not seniors or disabled still find it difficult to meet their transportation needs,” said Steve Brown, Gold Coast Transit District General Manager. “It is our honor and frankly, our responsibility, to help our veterans where we can.”

To qualify for the Veteran’s Day free bus ride and half price fare year round, veterans may simply show veterans ID upon boarding any Gold Coast Transit District fixed-route bus. Valid ID’s include those issued by the U.S. Departments of Defense or Veterans Affairs, current California Drivers License with a veteran’s designation, or other official government issued veterans ID accompanied by a current photo.

Gold Coast Transit District staff will be attending the City of Oxnard’s Veterans Day Celebration being held at Downtown Plaza Park on November 11 from 10am to 1pm. Transit staff will be distributing information about the veteran’s reduced fare program, sharing information on how to plan your trip, and answering questions related to Gold Coast Transit District’s services.

Additionally, on November 10 at GCTD offices, Will Cattlidge a GCTD Bus Operator, who served 21 years in the Marine Corp and earned the rank of Master Drill Sergeant, will be presenting an educational display on the meaning of Veteran’s Day to his fellow Bus Operators. The presentation will include the Fallen Comrade Table and 13 Folds of the American Flag.

Gold Coast Transit June 2016 Photoshoot

Gold Coast Transit June 2016 Photoshoot

About the District: Gold Coast Transit District provides safe, responsive, convenient, efficient, and environmentally responsible fixed-route bus and paratransit public transportation that  serves the diverse needs of the cities of Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme and Ventura, and in the unincorporated County areas between the cities. Utilizing a fleet of 56 clean natural gas-fuelled buses, and 24 paratransit buses and vans, GCTD carries nearly 4 million passengers annually on its 20 bus routes. GCTD is the largest provider of public transit in Ventura County and is governed by a Board of Directors made up of an elected official from  each  member jurisdiction. For more information or to plan your trip, visit www.GoldCoastTransit.org.


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2 Responses to Gold Coast Transit District: FREE bus rides For Veterans on Veteran’s Day — Half price fares for Vets all year long

  1. William "Bill" Hicks November 3, 2016 at 9:06 am

    OH, by the way, I’m a Veteran that won’t be taking the bus.

    Reply
  2. William "Bill" Hicks November 3, 2016 at 8:48 am

    FREE? Who’s paying for the fuel used? Who’s paying for the driver(s)? Who paid for the Buses?

    Someone is paying for all this, and nothing is FREE.

    Reply

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