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MTD Offering Free Rides to the Polls on Election Day

To encourage civic participation, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District will help voters get to the polls by offering free rides on Election Day, Tuesday, April 2.

Rides will be free to anyone using MTD’s fixed-route bus service. Voters can enter the address into the Trip Planner on mtd.org to find the nearest designated bus stop for their trip to the polls. In addition, ADA paratransit van service will be free for persons with disabilities traveling to and from voting locations. Free rides will apply from the start of service on Tuesday morning through 8 PM.

MTD has provided complimentary fares on Election Day since 2016 as an ongoing initiative to remove barriers to civic engagement and increase voter participation. Riders are encouraged to find their voting location through the Champaign County Clerk's office and coordinate their trip using MTD’s Trip Planner.

For help planning a trip or to get more information, riders may call 217-384-8188.