Suffolk Transit celebrates Equity Day with free service

Published 5:43 pm Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Transit Equity Day is a National Day of Action commemorating the importance of investing in public transit for the benefit of all citizens, promoting public transit as a civil right and a strategy to combat climate change.

It also calls attention to the work of public transit rider Rosa Parks, commemorating her life and legacy as her birthday is Feb. 4.

To mark Transit Equity Day, on Friday, Feb. 3, Suffolk Transit is offering free bus and para-transit rides, officials said in a news release.


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“Suffolk Transit is proud to commemorate Ms. Parks by participating in Transit Equity Day. As well, we are intently focusing our efforts on expanding services and becoming more sustainable,” Suffolk Transit Manager Maria Ptakowski said.  “We are excited to introduce two electric buses in the near future as part of a state grant we recently received.”  

In August 2022, Suffolk Transit received a $565,000 grant from the Department of Transportation’s Fiscal Year 2022 Low or No Emission Vehicle Program that supports the addition of the two new electric buses and charging stations to the Suffolk Transit fleet, according to the news release.

For more information about Suffolk Transit, call 757-214-6442.