Greene CATS offering free rides to Greene County polls for Nov. 8 election

Scheduled rides to polls must be reserved by Nov. 4. Flex routes will also be free on Nov. 8.

Greene CATS Public Transit will provide free rides to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Passengers on all “Flex Routes,” which connect to Xenia, Fairborn, Dayton, Beavercreek, and Yellow Springs, will ride for free, with access to polling locations that are along the way. Riders who schedule rides specifically to their polling location in Greene County will also have a free ride.

Scheduled rides require advance reservation and are provided on a space-available basis. Reservations must be made at (937) 708-8322 before Nov. 4.

Flex Route schedules and maps are available on the Greene CATS website.

Greene CATS officials said the move allows everyone, regardless of transportation access, to participate in one of the essential foundations of a democracy.

The New Carlisle-based organization Family & Youth Initiatives has funded the day of free rides for the last three years.

“We appreciate FYI’s sponsorship to help Greene CATS provide riders with access to their polling locations as well as other government and social services agencies, medical facilities, and retail stores along the Flex Routes on Election Day,” said Greene CATS Executive Director Ken Collier.

Any organizations interested in sponsoring rides on Greene CATS Public Transit can email interest to

“We believe it is important for everyone to have access to all the services they need, and Greene CATS helps them get there,” said Nikki Stefanow, FYI Executive Director. “We can let people know about the free services we have available in the community and give them a helping hand for the day.”

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