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Try Transit: CTA offers free rides to motivate citizens to use public transportation

Published: Jul. 21, 2021 at 12:15 PM CDT
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GULFPORT, Miss. (WLOX) - Would you like to ride the Beachcomber for free?

Coast Transit Authority is giving everyone free rides all day this coming Friday. The CTA will offer rides on its trolleys, such as the Beachcomber or the Casino Hopper, as well as its hybrid buses.

“It’s all of the services we do,” said CTA Executive Director Kevin Coggin. “Everything is going to be free all day long for our 13th annual Try Transit Day.”

CTA is hosting this event to encourage the public to use its services. They say citizens can save money, help the local economy and promote a greener community by riding public transportation. CTA has many alternative fuel vehicles and is currently awaiting a 35-foot pure-electric bus order.

Citizens can meet the management team at the transit centers in Biloxi and Gulfport from 10 am - 2 pm on Friday, July 23.

  • Biloxi Transit Center: 820 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
  • Gulfport Transit Center: 1401 20th Avenue.

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