Kitsap Transit: Federal workers hurt by shutdown ride free through February

Kitsap Transit: Federal workers hurt by shutdown ride free through February

Those affected by the recent government shutdown will not have to pay through the end of the month, the public transit agency said.

BREMERTON – At least one small silver lining remains for local federal employees affected by the recent 35-day government shutdown, the longest in U.S. history.

Kitsap Transit announced Wednesday that all federal workers affected by the temporary government closure will continue to ride free on public transit through the end of the month. That includes rides on all KT services including buses, fast ferries and foot ferries.

Employees of federal agencies that furloughed workers must show their government ID to the driver or deckhand present and “state that they were affected by the shutdown” for a free ride, a Kitsap Transit press release reads.

The free service will last through February 28, Kitsap Transit said.

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