- Courtesy Photo / VIA Metropolitan Transit
The transit system has launched a Workforce Assistance Pass, which allows customers to ride for free for 31 days if they are drawing unemployment benefits. To receive a pass, riders should present a copy of their benefits statement — so long as it's dated May 15 or after — plus a current photo ID at any VIA ticket window.
Customers with extended unemployment benefits can request a subsequent 31-day pass the same way. The program will continue through August 2020.
VIAtrans customers requesting Workforce Assistance Passes can contact VIA’s goLine at (210) 362-2020 instructions on how to apply for a pass via email.
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 2.2 million Texans have filed for unemployment assistance.
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