Need a ride to the polls? Local transportation service providers are offering their assistance!
TechVotes, a coalition of local high-tech companies dedicated to voter engagement, offers a website featuring links for the major providers in the Austin area at techvotes.org/ride. Details on how to take advantage of the free or reduced rides will be found at those links. A big League Thank You to TechVotes and each of the providers!
CapMetro – providing free rides on Oct. 24 and on Nov. 8
Yellow Cab – offering free rides during all of early voting (up to $35) and election day (up to $15) if you download and use the zTrip mobile app
RideAustin – offering first time riders up to a $10 credit using the code “TECHVOTES” throughout the voting period
Rideshare matching services – providing contact information for 3 websites or apps to match riders and drivers.
CARTS – The Capital Area Rural Transportation System, offering free rides for early voters on Tuesday, Nov. 1 and on election day
Check out the TechVotes Rides to the Polls website today for the above and others that may join in!
Thank you TechVotes for offering this valuable resource and for engaging so many companies in the tech community in voter registration and engagement!
We are proud of LWV Austin Area member, Paul Silver, who instigated the broad discussion calling for rides to the polls in Austin and the rest of the state. He has spurred on free or reduced rides from public transit providers, taxicab companies, transportation network companies, and others who are helping Make Democracy Work.