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Free Rides for Youth All Summer on Wheels

LIVERMORE, Calif.– Wheels is providing FREE bus service for all youth starting June 1 throughout the summer break with its Summer Youth Ride Free promotion. This special offer makes it easy for kids and teens to explore all the opportunities and adventures available throughout Dublin, Pleasanton, and Livermore. No verification or pass necessary, just say youth ride free! Parents can use this free service to deliver the kids safely and reliably to summer camps, jobs, sports, art, and nature programs.

“Youth who learn to utilize transit understand its benefits and become our strongest advocates”, said Evan Branning, LAVTA’s Board Vice Chair and a teacher at Village High School in Pleasanton. “They understand that public transit supports an environmentally responsible lifestyle and a sustainable future.”

The promotion offers an excellent opportunity for students to trial public transit in preparation for the fall school year and supports summer school students.

LAVTA Executive Director Christy Wegener offered “Half of Wheels riders are youth going to and from school. It just makes sense to offer this promotion during the summer months, so that we can make it easy for students to keep riding over the summer. And for students who don’t yet ride Wheels, it’s a great opportunity to give the bus a try.”

Wheels recently added new local routes including route 4 in East Dublin and route 18 in South Livermore, as well as more frequent weekend service. The Summer Youth Ride Free promotion fare free period is June 1 – August 12, 2024, leading into Try Transit, a monthlong free transit promotion at the start of the schoolyear.

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About the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) was created in 1985 by the cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, and Alameda County to provide public transit in the Tri-Valley. LAVTA supports sustainability by reducing vehicle trips and traffic congestion and improving air quality. In addition to passenger fares, the agency is supported financially by federal, state and local agencies, including Alameda County Transportation Commission Measure BB. In 2020, LAVTA was named the top transit agency of its size in North America by the American Public Transportation Association.