Cale Byers

Free Rural Transit GoFundMe

I started a GoFundMe for free rural transit, and I'd appreciate a donation. The goal is to buy a used Prius or other hybrid, then drive on the weekends and some limited weekday routes, depending on demand. I can buy one for about $5,000, and I appreciate anything you can donate! I'll be posting updates here and also sharing financial data.

Rural buses generally don't operate on the weekends, so I want to drive around various small towns and give free rides. I'll follow the existing bus route, but stop less frequently, so the rides are faster. I'll also pick people up at their homes, and do longer trips to larger cities when there's demand.

Some potential cities include Stayton, Sublimity, Scio, Jefferson, Albany, Salem, and McMinnville or Corvallis. It all depends on the demand and the amount of donations I raise.

I need to cover the cost of fuel, and my Patreon page will be primarily for the ongoing expense of gas and insurance. I can also receive donations on other platforms, listed below. Just indicate how you want the money spent (towards the car, or towards fuel). Thanks!

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