Fare is free for all but one WTA bus route July 20 and 21

By Stefanie Donahue

In support of Bellingham-based Project Homeless Connect event, the Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) is lifting fees on all but one route this Thursday and Friday, July 20 and 21.

Project Homeless Connect is a national initiative that’s supported by the U.S Interagency Council on Homelessness. It’s implemented in 700 communities across the U.S., Canada and Australia. In Whatcom County, an upwards of 400 volunteers have helped out at events.

Events offer homeless people medical screenings and care, vision screenings, dental care, mental health screenings, veterans services, legal services, education planning, employment screening and more. Food and childcare is also provided.

The next event takes place at Bellingham High School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Friday, July 21.

All members of the public will have the chance to ride any WTA route for free, with exception of the 80X route to Mt. Vernon. For schedule information, call 360/676-RIDE or visit ridewta.com. To learn more about Project Homeless Connect, visit unitedwaywhatcom.org.

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