Columbia Transit Authority offers free bus rides

Friday, December 18, 2009 | 6:35 p.m. CST
Bill McMahon looks out the window of a city bus Friday. McMahon said he rides the bus at least four times a week, usually from the downtown station to Truman Veterans' Hospital. McMahon said he is a veteran of the Vietnam conflict.

COLUMBIA — To celebrate reaching 2 million riders, Columbia Transit announced it would offer free rides and buttons to anyone who boarded a city bus Friday. The surprise promotion was designed to reward regular customers.

Warner Roberts readjusts the trash bag covering the fare box of his bus Friday. In appreciation of regular customers, the Columbia Transit Authority didn't charge for rides all day.

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