Veterans Ride FREE on Veterans Day and Alternate Route Announcement

In observance of Veterans Day, Coast Transit Authority (CTA) will honor all veterans by offering FREE unlimited rides for veterans throughout the day on Saturday, November 11, 2023. Veterans who ride CTA buses that day are welcome to submit photos to CTA through Facebook to be shared with the public. Additionally on Saturday, November 11, during the D’Iberville Veterans Day Parade, there will be an alternate public transit route between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (see the CTA website for alternate route maps).


To ride free on CTA buses on Veterans Day, veterans may board any CTA Fixed Route bus and mention that they have served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces. Veterans who have not tried transit before are encouraged to ride, and those who know a veteran are welcome to invite a veteran to ride.


Kevin Coggin, Executive Director of Coast Transit Authority, is a native Biloxian and lifelong resident of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He said, “We would like to thank and honor the veterans of our community who keep the Mississippi Gulf Coast and country safe each day of the year.”


For additional information call 228-896-8080 or visit An electronic copy of the Riders’ Guide is available online at, and a physical copy can be found at one of the CTA Transit Centers, on a bus, or at the main office for CTA (located at 333 DeBuys Road in Gulfport, MS). Follow Coast Transit Authority on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to stay in the loop!


Click Here for Alternate Route for D’Iberville Parade on Veterans Day 2023