CARTA is planning to begin providing free rides to veterans on its entire transit fleet.
Lisa Maragnano, executive director, said, "I think we should be doing more for our veterans.
"They put their lives on the line for us so it's the right thing to do. They deserve it."
She said the goal is to have the new policy go into effect Jan. 2.
Ms. Maragnano said some other bus systems are doing the same thing, including Franklin, Tn.
She said it has not brought much of a budget detriment to Franklin or other systems that now offer it.
However, Allen McCallie, board attorney, cautioned that the service maybe should be billed as a trial in case it does have a significant budget effect.
Ms. Maragnano said bus drivers will be trained on which military IDs are acceptable proof.
John Lively, a CARTA board member and a veteran, abstained on the vote.
He said, "As a veteran I would be somewhat embarrassed. I don't think veterans expect all this."