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Houston Metro Rolls Out Free Rides For Some Vets

Applicants include those with a VA disability rating of 50 percent or 40 percent service-connected disability because of the amputation of a lower extremity, and also those who have earned a medal of valor.

Qualified decorated and disabled veterans can now ride Houston’s light rail, buses and Park and Ride for free.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Houston launched the six month pilot program on Monday honoring those who’ve served. 

Justin Marcum, Sr., an Army and Air Force Combat vet from Katy, said this program will help him when he comes into town, or drives the HOT lanes.

“Most of the vets that are 50 percent or higher can’t work. They have limited incomes compared to the other vets. So hopefully down the road, it’ll be open to all vets, but it’s a good start,” said Marcum. 

Veterans with a VA disability rating of 50 percent or more can fill out a form at ridemetro.org.

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