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Austin transit Capital Metro lets federal workers ride free

1 year 6 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, January 16 2019 Jan 16, 2019 January 16, 2019 2:05 PM January 16, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A public transit agency in Central Texas is letting federal workers ride for free during the partial government shutdown.

Capital Metro in Austin on Wednesday began allowing all federal government employees to ride free for the duration of the shutdown, which began Dec. 22. A Capital Metro statement estimates the U.S. government employs about 13,000 workers in the Austin area.

Federal employees need to show their government identification in order to avoid paying fares on Capital Metro.

Capital Metro services include bus and rail operations.

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