The Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) will offer fare-free rides on Saturday, Feb. 4, aboard all its trains and buses.
The move commemorates Transit Equity Day, a nationally recognized day to promote “equity and accessibility in public transit,” CATS said in a statement.
The day also honors the legacy of Rosa Parks, whose refusal to give up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in 1955 sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
The boycott ended after the Supreme Court ruled that segregation on public transit is illegal under the U.S. Constitution.
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Parks was born on Feb. 4, 1913. Saturday would have been her 110th birthday.