Students Earn Free Bus Rides With Library Card

By  //  May 31, 2012

Summer Offer

Space Coast Area Transit is offering free bus rides this summer for students who show their Brevard Public Library card. (Image courtesy Space Coast Area Transit)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – School may be out for the summer, but Space Coast Area Transit and Brevard County Libraries have continued educating students on the benefits of reading and using transit as an economical and environmentally friendly mode of transportation.

Space Coast Area Transit is offering free rides all summer to youth under the age of 18 who show their free-of-charge Brevard County Library Card.

Since its inception in 2001, the Read to Ride program has offered public transportation to thousands of Brevard County students from the day after school lets out until the day before school begins.

Read to Ride emphasizes the importance of using Brevard County Libraries as a resource to enhance reading skills during the summer months, as well as encouraging transit as a choice mode of transportation.

For many students, taking the bus is an alternative to being homebound during the summer.

Students can ride their bike to a bus stop, load the bike on the bike rack located on the front of the bus, and have it available to use when they arrive at their destination.

Surfboards are also welcome, based on space availability.

Read to Ride participants can speak with a customer service representative to help them access bus transportation and answer questions.

For further information, call 633-1878. Printable maps and schedules and a Google Transit trip planner are also available on