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VTA offers free transit on Thursday

Bus, light rail travel is gratis for 'Get on Board Day'

On Thursday, April 25, the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority wants to treat you to your commute.

Both light rail and bus VTA services will be free to the public, in partnership with the American Public Transportation Association national "Get on Board Day."

Get on Board Day is a national advocacy event focused on generating awareness about public transportation, in the hopes of increasing funding support, according to the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority press release.

City and business leaders will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday at VTA headquarters in San Jose to discuss the long term economic and environmental benefits of taking public transportation.

According to the VTA, "every $1 spent on public transportation generates $4 in economic returns."

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Ray Levy Uyeda writes for the Mountain View Voice, the sister publication of PaloAltoOnline.com.

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