Petersburg offering Election Day shuttle service for 'Ride Out to Vote' initiative

Posted at 1:56 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 13:56:12-04

PETERSBURG, Va. -- The City of Petersburg is helping residents get out and vote on Election Day with their “Ride Out to Vote” campaign.

Petersburg Area Transit (PAT) will provide free shuttle transportation for Petersburg residents from their homes, to the polls, beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 3.

“Petersburg is fortunate to have a Mass Transit System and we want to ensure we utilize all of our available resources to aid our citizens,” said Petersburg Mayor Sam Parham. “No one should be denied their right to vote due to a lack of transportation.”

Officials say because of COVID-19 capacity restrictions, the rides may be limited and will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The shuttle service will have a fixed route and will stop at all seven Petersburg voting sites.

To assist residents who may experience long lines, PAT says they will remain on call until approximately 9:00 p.m. to help residents return home.

For questions on accessing regular bus routes or to request a shuttle ride from their home to the polls, residents should call the PAT customer service hotline at 804-733-2540 or 804-732-2905.

For more information and a full list of bus schedules, click here.