Buses to give free rides Thursday

The T, the city-operated public transit system, will be offering free rides on all its buses Thursday as part of a promotion tied to the annual Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale.

Public transit leaders are waiving all fares for the T throughout the day on Thursday to encourage people to use the bus system to travel downtown for the shopping extravaganza. The buses will run from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For a complete list of routes and schedules, visit www.lawrencetransit.org or call 312-7054.

Above, Lawrence resident Sharilyn Wells rides on the T next to driver Dan Nelson.