The Okaloosa County Transit announced that the fixed route service will be free for all riders on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in honor of Veterans’ Day. Florida has the third largest population of veterans in the nation and more World War II veterans than any other state. More than 31,000 veterans call Okaloosa County home.   



“Our community is filled with veterans,” said Lani Birchett, Transit coordinator and grants manager for Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners. “They have given so much to our nation, so we wanted to try to find a small way to give to the community in their honor. We are so grateful to them and encourage all who board a bus on the 12th to thank a veteran.”



Buses begin running at 7 a.m. and will continue service until 7 p.m. For a complete listing of routes and schedules, please visit www.rideoct.org or call 833-9168.