Free Ride Day

Take the Pledge

Ride for Free on Wednesday, October 2nd!

That’s right – on Wednesday, October 2 you can ride for free on NCTD’s BREEZE buses, FLEX buses, COASTER trains, and SPRINTER trains. MTS services (excluding Access) will also be free!

*LIFT & Rail2Rail services not included

Take the Pledge

Take the pledge on MTS’ website or RSVP on the Facebook event today to show that you plan to Choose Transit on October 2!


Do I need a Compass Card or other fare on Free Ride Day?

No fares will be collected on Free Ride Day – just get on board and enjoy the ride.


I am a regular rider and using Compass Cash. Should I still tap on the validator?

No – do not tap on the validator. If you tap the validator a fare will be deducted and we won’t be able to provide you a refund. Keep the Compass Card at home!


Can I ride MTS’ services for free, too?

Yes. MTS is participating in Free Ride Day as well. Visit their website for more information about MTS Free Ride Day at


What if I can’t participate on Free Ride Day on Oct. 2, but still want to try transit soon. Can I get a free ride rain check?

No. Unfortunately Free Ride Day is one day only. If you’re looking to give transit a try, a Day Pass can be downloaded using the Compass Cloud app.


Are LIFT and Amtrak’s Rail2Rail free on Free Ride Day?

No. LIFT rides will be available by appointment at the normal cost. Amtrak Pacific Surfliner will still require a valid COASTER Regional pass or Amtrak fare to ride.

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