FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
7 November 2017
MONTEREY-SALINAS TRANSIT HONORS OUTSTANDING VETERANS WITH FREE BUS PASSES
Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) is honoring veterans for their service with free public transportation. We are partnering with esteemed veteran services organizations to nominate veterans in need of transportation assistance.
“By providing veterans with free bus passes on a quarterly basis, we hope to assist those with transportation barriers while encouraging more public transportation use,” said Erin Heatley, MST’s mobility specialist overseeing veterans programs.
Participating veterans services organizations include:
- Veterans Transition Center (VTC)
- Monterey Veterans Resource Center (VRC)
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (VRSI)
- Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) Veterans Resource Center
- Hartnell College Veterans Resource Center
- California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) Veterans Resource Center
These agencies provide Monterey County veterans with vital services and resources to ensure no veteran falls through the cracks.
MST and the veterans services organizations seek to help any and all veterans in need of transportation assistance by contacting MST’s Mobility Department, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free passes are provided by Measure Q, a 1/8-cent sales tax approved by voters in November 2014 to benefit transportation for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. Measure Q also funds discount fares (half-price) to veterans as well as taxi vouchers.
For more information, please visit www.mst.org or call Monterey-Salinas Transit toll free at 1-888-MST-BUS1.