SAN ANTONIO – VIA is offering free rides in remembrance of civil rights figure Rosa Parks.
The fare-free service will be offered on Thursday, Dec. 1, on the 67th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ protest, according to a release.
The day recognizes Parks’ protest in 1955, which led to her being arrested after she would not give up her bus seat to a white passenger.
VIA’s Board of Trustees approved a resolution in 2019 to commemorate Parks’ contributions and the role of transit in the American Civil Rights movement each December, according to a release.
VIA buses and vans will keep their headlights on throughout the day to honor Parks’ memory, according to a release.
The free ride service extends to all bus, VIAtrans, and VIA Link trips. VIAtrans customers must book their rides in advance.
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