Beaumont Unified School District children and their parents will get to test out the Pass Transit system for free next week.
The free rides will be available from Monday, Aug. 6 to Tuesday, Aug. 14.
"The intent of the 'Back to Class with Pass Transit' program is to assist new riders in familiarizing themselves with the transit system, specifically the routes that can take them to and from school," said City of Beaumont spokeswoman Ashley Starr in a statement. "The program is also an opportunity for parents to ride the bus and see for themselves that the Pass Transit system is a safe means of transportation to school."
Tickets are available at the Beaumont Civic Center, 550 E. 6th St., and the Albert A. Chatigny Sr. Community Recreation Center, 1310 Oak Valley Parkway. City staff is available to explain routes, provide handouts, answer questions, and explain Pass Transit rules.
The route map and schedule are located on the city's website.