Coast Transit Authority offers free rides
Coast Transit Authority has been offering free rides all day.
Free rides were offered on all services they operate which includes trolleys, the beachcomber, the casino hopper, as well as its hybrid buses.
CTA wanted locals to experience how riding public transportation can save you money, boost the economy, and promote a greener community.
The free rides were also a way to say thank you to the customers who ride CTA on a regular basis. CTA Executive Director Kevin Coggin said, “Our ridership has been good this summer. We have recovered. Our tourism ridership is 110 percent pre-COVID which is great. It’s a good indicator of success in the tourism industry. We are at about 70 percent on our local ridership pre-COVID. We are trying to build that. This event we are hoping will help people get back out and see that we got the COVID precautions in place. We are wearing masks and social distancing. We are still doing all of those things.”