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End of the Ride Free Area
City Inside/Out Local Issues: End of the Ride Free Area
For the past four decades, millions of people have used Metro Transit`s Ride Free Area -- a system of free buses covering about five square miles of downtown Seattle. But now, the free ride is over. King County, which runs Metro Transit, ended the Ride Free Area September 29th in the effort to dig out of a huge budget hole. But even in just the past six weeks, it`s already clear that for commuters, tourists, and the homeless, losing the Ride Free Area comes at a cost.
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