NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Rock Region METRO is hosting its first fare-free Election Day on Tuesday, November 8 to help remove potential transportation barriers for area voters.

All rides on all METRO buses and streetcars will be free on election day. After reviewing the participation level, the agency’s board of directors will consider a policy concerning similar fare-free rides to future elections.

“Several transit agencies across the country participate in 'Get Out the Vote' efforts. The METRO board and staff are glad to play a part in overcoming potential obstacles to voter participation here in central Arkansas,” said Jarod Varner, METRO executive director.

“We’ll focus on sharing with riders ways they can access trip-planning tools, maps and schedules to ensure they know how to get to their precincts and take the opportunity to make their voices heard. It’s a great way to exercise your right to vote as well as check out the transit system if you’ve never tried it.”

For more information on METRO services, visit their website.