Watch for the Free Rides

January 6th, 2012 at 5:39 pm by under Eric Halvorson's Blog

Indygo is making adjustments to its routes — and its rates — because of the Super Bowl.

On February 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th: almost every Indygo ride will be free!

The only exception will be for people riding the Green Line Airport Express on those days.  Those riders will still have to pay.

Also, in the days before the game, Ohio Street will become the center for transfers — because bus shelters at Capitol and Market and Marylandand Penn will be closed.

The Host Committee wants you to “know before you go”, in case you’re a regular rider — or you’re a commuter who wants to avoid the congestion.     

The committee’s Mel Raines told me the goal “is certainly to make sure that the folks who live and work here every day can go about their lives as seamlessly as possible with also making it a welcoming environment” for Super Bowl visitors. 

Planners expect as many as 150,000 guests downtown — in addition to the 100,000 who work there every day.

The odd looking sign here is part of the “Know Before You Go” campaign.  Indygo will post these signs — in the form of big stickers — on its bus shelters to make sure everyone understands the schedules and routes.

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