Gas Too Expensive? Cincinnati Metro Has You Covered With Free Rides

Cincinnati residents and visitors will have access to free transit for a week as the agency aims to boost ridership.

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March 22, 2022, 6:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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Cincinnati Metro will offer free bus rides to offer residents relief from sky-high gas costs and attract new passengers to the system. According to an article by Taylor Weiter, "All routes will operate fare-free Sunday, March 20 through Saturday, March 26 as the city's bus service thanks loyal customers and welcomes new riders."

The recent spike in gas prices came as a shock to many. "The jump to more than $4 may feel even higher for drivers accustomed to the low prices brought on by the COVID-`19 pandemic. In March 2020, gas prices in Cincinnati fell to $2.32. They dropped below $2 within the next couple of months as more people worked from home."

In a press release, Metro CEO and General Manager Darryl Haley said, "While other systems across the country have faced the difficult decision to cut service throughout the pandemic, we have actually added service, and now our customers can get more places throughout their community than ever before."

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