BLOG: No free bus downtown

By Assunta Ng

I rode the Metro from downtown to the International District on Sept. 27, the last day of the free ride zone. Do I miss it? Sure. Now, I have to pay $2.25 just to take a three-stop ride. It should be just a dollar if the county government wants to charge.

But on second thought, I have to support the system. I am grateful that I got many free rides over the past few years. I made gains and now it’s my turn to show my support.

But if someone asked me to sign a petition to lower the downtown fare or get us back free downtown rides, I would still sign it. The free ride zone does make a big difference for someone who faces financial hardships. (end)

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