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December 2, 2011 > Free fares on 'Holiday Bus'

Free fares on 'Holiday Bus'

Submitted By Clarence Johnson

In the spirit of sharing this holiday season, all passengers who board AC Transit's cheerful "Holiday Bus" will get free rides to their destinations.

Every year, AC Transit transforms one of its buses into a special holiday coach with brightly colored decorations that depict the joy and merriment of the season. Each day, the bus runs along a different route, giving riders throughout the District a chance to both see and ride the festive-looking bus.

And again this year, in a gesture of appreciation of our patrons, AC Transit has added a twist: The coach's fare box will be covered for the duration of the holidays. That means anyone who boards the bus through December 31, 2011 will be allowed to ride for free.

"These are tough times for this agency as it is for everybody else. We are in the same boat with the 99-percenters who are looking for better financial solutions," said Interim General Manager Mary King. "But the Holiday Bus is a token of gratitude to our riders. It's a small thing but it is a way for us to contribute in this season of sharing, and we intend to do so as long as we are able."

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