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NCTD offers free rides to commemorate Rosa Parks' birthday

All NCTD Transit Modes free on Feb. 4 - ‘Transit Equity Day’

OCEANSIDE – In 1955, Rosa Parks was riding home from a long day at work by bus when she refused to give up her seat to white riders so they could sit down. The actions of the 42-year-old activist invigorated the struggle for racial equality. To commemorate Rosa Parks’ birthday, and all she stood for, North County Transit District (NCTD) is joining other public transportation agencies around the country in recognizing Feb. 4, as “Transit Equity Day” and offering free rides on all NCTD modes – Coaster, Breeze, Sprinter, Flex and Lift – for the entire day.

“Commemorating Ms. Parks' birthday by offering free rides highlights the need to ensure equitable access to public transportation,” said Matthew O. Tucker, NCTD Executive Director. “Decades after Ms. Parks' bold decision, we must continue to advocate for accessible, reliable, and affordable public transportation for all.”

Transit Equity Day was first celebrated in select areas of the nation in 2018. This year will be the first year that NCTD will participate in Transit Equity Day by offering free rides.

Free rides on Feb. 4 apply to NCTD modes of transportation only and does not include transfers to Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), or Amtrak Rail 2 Rail services.

Submitted by North County Transit District.


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