WestCAT Spare the Fare Free Ride Program

When you Spare the Air in 2020, WestCAT will Spare the Fare. Starting January 1, 2020, WestCAT will be providing free rides on weekday (Monday – Friday) Spare the Air Days*. Spare the Fare free rides will be available on all WestCAT routes, including Lynx Transbay service to San Francisco, while funding is available. It is estimated that Spare the Fare free rides will be available for approximately 15-16 Spare the Air Days. This is a great opportunity to try public transit while significantly reducing your carbon footprint.

No special ticket or coupon is necessary to ride for free on Spare the Fare days. To enjoy free Spare the Fare days, just hop on board any WestCAT bus on an official weekday Spare the Air day (Monday – Friday only) in 2020* and keep your cash, pass, or Clipper Card in your pocket!

Please note that credit to Monthly Pass holders for free fare ride days will not be provided during the Spare the Fare promotion period. Please keep this special promotion in mind when choosing to purchase a monthly pass.

To receive notification about all Spare the Fare Days, keep an eye on the WestCAT Web site or follow us on Facebook and Twitter or sign up to receive alerts at www.sparetheair.org.

  • What: “SPARE THE FARE” Free Rides on weekday Spare the Air Days (Monday – Friday only)
  • When: Weekday (Monday – Friday) Spare the Air Days in 2020 while funding is available*
  • How: Just hop on board any WestCAT bus on an official weekday Spare the Air Day and keep your money, pass, or Clipper Card in your pocket
  • Why: Saves money, reduces traffic, lowers Greenhouse Gasses
  • Who: Anyone who wants to ride WestCAT buses!

*Weekday Spare the Air Days Only (Mon-Fri). While funding for the program remains. If funding for Spare the Fare is exhausted in 2020, the program will end when funds are depleted. If funding remains after Dec 31, 2020, the program will extend into 2021 until funds are exhausted. Free service not available on Saturday or Sunday Spare the Air Days. Fixed route buses only. Free rides not available on Paratransit/Dial-a-Ride.

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