The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority is celebrating Earth Day by offering free rides throughout the county Friday.
The promotion, good for all bus and light-rail travel, is intended to encourage public transportation novices to give it a try.
The benefits, according to VTA, range from environmental to financial. The independent special district estimates households can save $6,251 each year by relying on public transportation instead of a personal car.
VTA travel ambassadors will be stationed at select transit centers Friday to hand out free Clipper Cards and offer helpful advice, according to a VTA press release.