Caltrain and bus rides will be free to all federal government employees affected by the partial government shutdown starting Thursday, Jan. 24, according to the San Mateo County Transit District.
The free service will remain available through the duration of the government shutdown, the transit district said.
To get a free ride, federal workers can show their federal government employee identification cards to bus operators on SamTrans and to conductors on Caltrain.
“We sympathize with the financial burdens that federal employees are faced with due to this unprecedented situation,” Transit District General Manager/CEO Jim Hartnett said. “These individuals provide a great public service to our region and our country, and we want to do what we can to make sure they have access to convenient public transportation options during this challenging time.”