Davenport CitiBus Transit announced it is offering free bus rides on Monday, May 2, to show its appreciation for the cooperation shown by passengers and transit operators during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Marla Miller, Davenport transit operations manager, said she was encouraged when the public transportation mask mandate was lifted earlier this month in buses and transit hubs by the CDC and TSA.
“It has been a long haul, and we are happy our passengers and operators can now feel a sense of normalcy return to their commute,” she said.
Wanting to mark the change and share her appreciation for a job well done, Ms. Miller said “Lifting the mandate just didn’t seem like enough, and with gas prices so high right now, we wanted to do more for our passengers, operators, and the community.”
Those suffering the impact at the pump may be more encouraged to try transit, and what better way than to try it out for free, she said.
All riders should be reminded, however, that masks are a personal decision, and the public is still welcome to wear a mask while riding transit.
The free transit ride event is open to all and will run from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday on all CitiBus routes.
For more information on transit routes and hours, visit davenportiowa.com/citibus.