FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Citilink is making it easier to get around.
The Fort Wayne bus service is offering free fares on all services including fixed route buses, Flexlink, MedLink and Access service through November.
Citilink said it is seeking to rebuild ridership after it saw a 40% decline during the pandemic. As ridership is gradually increasing, Citilink hopes free fares will entice current riders to ride more often and bring new riders who want to try using Citilink with rising gas prices.
“Public transportation is an essential service available to everyone in our community. Temporary free fares will help our community’s economic recovery as the pandemic winds down. Citilink encourages everyone to ride,” says Sherese Fortriede, Citilink Board Chair.
Masks are required for riders, Citilink said. Vehicles and facilities are also frequently cleaned and sanitized.
For more information on Citilink, visit the bus service’s website.