With the partial government shutdown still lingering, the City of Charlotte has just announced they’ll be giving away free rides on all public transit systems around the city to unpaid federal workers, including the Lynx Light Rail, Gold Line streetcar, and all city buses.
They made the announcement on Facebook, saying that all federal workers need to do is show their badge and they can ride for free;
Yesterday afternoon, the president made a deal with congress to reopen the government for 3 weeks, but it’s unclear at this point how long it will take to get all the documents signed and the hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers paid.
The White House released the following tweet soon after the president announced the deal;
Because of the President’s actions, Federal workers will be paid in the coming days.
To the public servants who have worked without pay and been furloughed, we thank you. To Congress, it is time to negotiate and address the humanitarian crisis on our border once and for all.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 25, 2019