Phoenix mulls 3 days of free transit rides
Web Producer: Christina Grande
PHOENIX (AP) - The city of Phoenix has proposed offering three days of free light-rail and bus rides as a way to thank passengers for their patience during a weeklong transit strike that disrupted service in March.
The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/Ir09SJ) that the city of Tempe, which also was affected by the strike, is examining whether it would participate.
The free-ride days are currently proposed to fall on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday in June or July.
The proposal would have to go through the Phoenix and Tempe city councils for final approval, along with the regional transit organizations.
Tempe transportation spokeswoman Sue Taaffe says the city is in conversations with Phoenix on the rider-appreciation days, but it is trying to determine exactly what it's going to do.
Information from: The Arizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com
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