Metro http://www.kplu.org en Free downtown bus is no longer a best kept secret. http://www.kplu.org/post/free-downtown-bus-no-longer-best-kept-secret <p></p><p>Ridership on<a href="http://www.solid-ground.org/programs/transportation/circulator/Pages/default.aspx"> two free shuttles in downtown Seattle</a> has doubled since the buses went into operation last October. The city funded the service for low income residents after Metro’s ride free area ended.&nbsp; The service was slow getting started because people either didn't know about it or had difficulty finding the bus stops.</p><p>(For an audio tour of a ride on one of the buses, click the Audio button above) Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:07:40 +0000 Paula Wissel 7813 at http://www.kplu.org Free downtown bus is no longer a best kept secret.