Fort Bend County to offer free public transportation on Election Day

Each of the county’s 30 early-voting centers are open until 7 p.m. Oct. 27 and from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 28-30. Election Day is Nov. 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Each of the county’s 30 early-voting centers are open until 7 p.m. Oct. 27 and from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 28-30. Election Day is Nov. 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Each of the county’s 30 early-voting centers are open until 7 p.m. Oct. 27 and from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 28-30. Election Day is Nov. 3. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Fort Bend County Judge KP George on Oct. 28 announced a free fare day for Election Day.

The Commissioners Court waived fares for public transportation for Nov. 3 to encourage residents to go out and vote.

"Fort Bend County is so proud to announce that Fort Bend Public Transportation fares will be waved for Election Day," George said in a press release. "Every vote counts in our democracy, and we are happy to do our part in ensuring all voters have adequate transportation to the polls."

Residents are encouraged to make reservations at least 24 hours in advance.

The county sent out a reminder for voters to bring a valid photo ID.


Acceptable forms are listed below:

  • Texas drivers license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety

  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by the DPS

  • Texas handgun license issued by the DPS

  • U.S. military identification card with photo

  • U.S. citizenship certificate with photo

  • U.S. passport


Call 281-633-7433 to make a reservation for public transport to the polls on Election Day no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 2.
By Nola Valente
A native Texan, Nola serves as reporter for the Katy edition of Community Impact Newspaper. She studied print journalism at the University of Houston and French at the University of Paris-Sorbonne in France. Nola was previously a foreign correspondent in Jerusalem, Israel covering Middle East news through an internship with an American news outlet.