Topeka Metro celebrates 40 years with free rides

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(Release from Topeka Metro)  On Tuesday, October 1st, the Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority will celebrate its 40th Birthday by offering FREE rides. Passengers using the fixed route service will ride FREE all day. Lift passengers will be allowed up to three free rides. Lift rides must be scheduled no later than 5:00pm Monday, September 30th by calling Customer Service at 783-7000.

“Celebrating this milestone of 40 years in Topeka affords the Metro an opportunity to share our service with everyone in Topeka at no cost”, said Susan Duffy, General Manager of Topeka Metro. “What a great way to enjoy a beautiful fall day in Topeka. We welcome all Topekans to jump on the Metro and go to Gage Park, the zoo, the library, school or work.”

The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Authority was created in 1973 by a vote of the city residents. Over the past four decades, Topeka Metro has grown from a small, privately owned bus service into a leader in local transportation. The Metro currently has 43 vehicles in its active fleet: 30 fixed route buses and 13 paratransit vehicles.

For additional information or for assistance with route planning, go to http://www.topekametro.org or contact Customer Service at 783-7000.

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