West Contra Costa County students are encouraged to apply for free WestCAT transit passes to get to school this fall.
Applications have been available online since Aug. 4 and will remain so until Oct. 6. Parents or guardians must complete a form and agree to have their children take the bus to school instead of driving them.
“Students must be registered in a public or private school (grades 1-12) located in Crockett, El Cerrito, El Sobrante, Hercules, Kensington, Pinole, Richmond, Rodeo or San Pablo,” according to the program website.
Each student is eligible to receive two 12-ride WestCAT trips. Up to three students per household can receive the passes, which do not expire.