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Youth Ride Free on Yolobus Fixed Route and Knights Landing Microtransit Service, effective September 1st! 01.17.20 10:44 am

 

Youth Ride Free on Yolobus Fixed Route and Knights Landing Microtransit
Service, effective September 1st!
Yolobus pilot program offers free rides to youth up to age 18
WOODLAND, Calif. – Yolobus is continuing to support youth riders by offering unlimited free
rides to youth 18 and younger throughout its service area. Beginning September 1, 2019 kids
can ride at no cost to school, the movies, recreational activities, after school programs or
anywhere that Yolobus fixed route bus service and YOUR Ride (Knights Landing microtransit)
travels. The pilot program is expected to continue until August 31, 2020, unless otherwise
cancelled or modified by the Yolo County Transportation District (YCTD), which oversees
Yolobus.
“This pilot is more than a student program,” said Terry Bassett, Executive Director of YCTD. “It is
for all Yolo County youth within our fixed route service area and the Knights Landing
microtransit service area . We will try it for a year. Over the next nine months, the YCTD Board
of Directors will be assessing the program before deciding what to do with it in the future.”
“Our summer youth passes were a big hit with those that took advantage of the program. We
want to expand our outreach to local youths and let them know that Yolobus is a safe and
dependable way to get around,” Bassett continues. “Not only will the free rides save money for
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the kids, it will also save parents from shuttle service duty. Over 12,000 high school and middle
school kids could benefit, as well as another 20,000 kids in other schools in Yolo County, yet
alone other youth who are age 18 and younger.”
The free rides for youth pilot program is subject to available capacity of routes and
schedules in effect. There is no guarantee that additional buses will be put into service to
provide more capacity. Because Yolobus passengers have a right to a safe and comfortable
ride from the beginning to the end of their trip, youths will be expected to adhere to all
passenger rules. A complete schedule to all of Yolobus destinations and stops can be found
by visiting www.yolobus.com or calling (530) 666-BUSS (2877).
As with the Youth Pass, the free ride for youth pilot program requires children under the age of
12 to ride with a companion aged 12 or older.
Yolobus is asking that high school and middle school kids be prepared to show their school
student ID if the driver requests it.
The Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland, the County of Yolo, Yolo
Housing, and Transdev (the Yolobus service contractor) are helping to fund this program.
Yolobus has also been working with the Woodland and Davis Joint Unified School Districts, as
well as the Esparto, Winters, Washington School Districts and the Yolo County Office of
Education.

Youth Ride Free on Yolobus Fixed Route and Knights Landing Microtransit Service, effective September 1st!

Yolobus pilot program offers free rides to youth up to age 18

WOODLAND, Calif. – Yolobus is continuing to support youth riders by offering unlimited free rides to youth 18 and younger throughout its service area. Beginning September 1, 2019 kidscan ride at no cost to school, the movies, recreational activities, after school programs oranywhere that Yolobus fixed route bus service and YOUR Ride (Knights Landing microtransit) travels. The pilot program is expected to continue until August 31, 2020, unless otherwisecancelled or modified by the Yolo County Transportation District (YCTD), which oversees Yolobus.

Youth Ride Free Press Release 

Youth Ride Free Brochure 

 

 
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