ride-free area http://www.kplu.org en Seattle's free-ride zone is ending; 'funeral' is set for Friday http://www.kplu.org/post/seattles-free-ride-zone-ending-funeral-set-friday <p>A cultural shift is taking place in Seattle. It’s the elimination of a free-ride zone downtown, for bus riders.</p><p>It’s been in place for four decades. And on Friday (Sept.&nbsp;28) it will go away.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:44:54 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 6411 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle's free-ride zone is ending; 'funeral' is set for Friday Helping the poor when Metro 'free ride zone' disappears http://www.kplu.org/post/helping-poor-when-metro-free-ride-zone-disappears <p>For nearly 40 years, riding the bus in downtown Seattle has been free. Now, with Metro Transit set to end the free ride zone in September as a cost saving measure, officials are wrestling with how best to serve people who won&rsquo;t be able to afford the new fares of $2.25 to $2.50.</p><p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:00:16 +0000 Paula Wissel 4714 at http://www.kplu.org