Oxford University Transit offering free rides on Election Day

Published 10:12 am Friday, August 2, 2019

The free summer rides program ended on Wednesday, but Oxford University Transit is giving people one more day of free fares.

Election Day is Tuesday, and select lines will be free to help people get to voting precincts.

The Gray Line will take people to the Oxford Conference Center voting precinct while the Red, Blue or Gray lines will take people to the Oxford Park Commission precinct via a stop at the Square. Voters who need to get to the Stone Recreation Center can use the Red Line and will be dropped off across from the Oxford Police Station.

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“Because we are a fixed route system we cannot deviate from our routes,” Donna Zampella, general manager for OUT, said.

For those who want to check to see if an OUT bus goes by or has stops close to their polling stations, they can call or email the OUT office with the location of their voting precinct and will be informed if there is a route close to them.

Saturday is the final day for anyone who wants to vote absentee in-person. The Lafayette County Courthouse will be open from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday to accommodate any last-minute absentee voters.