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Wheels Provides Free Rides for Tri-Valley Students During Try Transit to School Promotion

Livermore, CA – With the school year starting soon, the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority’s (LAVTA) annual Try Transit to School promotion will be starting back up. Try Transit to School allows Tri-Valley middle and high school students to ride for free on all Wheels bus routes.

This unique program offers unlimited free rides for middle and high school students on all regularly scheduled Wheels and Rapid bus routes from August 7 through September 4, including weekends. The purpose of this program is to provide an introduction of LAVTA’s bus services to students so they can experience how easy it is to ride Wheels to and from school. In addition, the program allows parents a safe, convenient, and environmentally friendly alternative for school transportation. The free rides are not limited routes that serve schools; Students can also use this opportunity to ride transit to hang out with friends, go to work, shopping, and other fun activities.

To take advantage of this promotion, students simply board any Wheels or Rapid bus and ride. No ticket or pass is required. Route and schedule information is available on the LAVTA website at or by calling our Customer Service Center at (925) 455-7500.

About the Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority

The Livermore Amador Valley Transit Authority (LAVTA) was created in 1985 by the
cities of Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton and Alameda County to serve area transit
needs. In 2018 and 2019, LAVTA was named Transit Agency of the Year by the
California Transit Association and the California Association for Coordinated
Transportation, respectively.

In 2020, LAVTA was named the top transit agency of its
size in North America by the American Public Transportation Association.
LAVTA supports environmental sustainability by reducing vehicle trips and traffic
congestion on local streets and improving air quality in the Tri-Valley region. In
addition to passenger fares, the agency is supported financially by federal, state and
local agencies, including the Alameda County Transportation Commission’s Measure

Follow LAVTA on Facebook at and on Twitter @wheelsbus
or visit our website for more information on Wheels and Rapid bus
services, our Dial-A-Ride paratransit service as well as our Go Tri-Valley promotion
with Uber and Lyft.