Capital Metro is offering a safe and fun way for younger travelers to get around and explore Austin this summer with the introduction of its new fare card, called the Haul Pass. The discounted pass gives parents the opportunity to purchase a summer’s worth of fare in bulk – three months of unlimited bus and rail travel from June- August 2013, a $96 value for only $45 – giving students easy access to the places they want to go most this summer.
The card, designed for students 6-18, acts as a transit pass, and offers all the perks available through Go Local, including discounts at such popular places as
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Austin Canoe and Kayak, Book People and Torchy’s Tacos.
“Capital Metro’s first ever Haul Pass will give younger riders the key to their independence this summer and the freedom to explore Austin’s hot spots through our exciting Go Local partnership,” said Capital Metro President/CEO Linda S. Watson. “The program offers freedom to parents, too, who typically get
tasked with chauffeur duty during the summer. Learning to use public transportation is a skill that will serve students well throughout their lives.” Along with each Haul Pass, parents will also receive a separate information card featuring important Capital Metro information, including the GO Line and safety tips, and space to fill out emergency contact phone numbers and addresses.
Capital Metro provides a variety of summer traveling resources and other helpful hints through its online Rider’s Guide and rail safety tips. For more information on the program or to purchase a Haul Pass online, visit www.capmetro.org/HaulPass or the Transit Store at 323 Congress Avenue. Join the conversation on Twitter by following #HaulPass.
Would you like to win a Haul Pass for your kiddo? Capital Metro is giving away two Haul Passes to two lucky LiveMom readers!
What do you have to do to win? Leave a comment below or complete the form bu 9:00am CST on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Two winners will be chosen and notified via email. The winners will have 24 hours to respond to claim the prize. The giveaway holds no cash value and is non-transferable. You must be 18 years or older to enter. By leaving a comment or filling out the form, you agree to the above terms and conditions.