January 11, 2010, 7am PST
Residents and visitors to downtown Portland have long enjoyed taking buses, LRT, and streetcar within a perimeter known as Fareless Square at no cost. While the MAX and streetcar will remain 'fareless', the bus will cost you. New name: Free Rail Zone
August 14, 2009, 6am PDT
The largest free mass transit area in the U.S. is changing its rules next year, when it will start charging people to ride the bus.