Archive for Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Buses to give free rides Thursday

July 18, 2006


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 or call 312-7054.

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


Linda Endicott 11 years, 11 months ago

Ah, well, so much for the humane treatement of citizens. I thought they were just being nice because of the heat. But it's only a marketing ploy to get more people to shop.

I'm disillusioned.

Wilbur_Nether 11 years, 11 months ago

Marion is partly right. The "'free ride' thing" as he calls it with his unique erudition is indeed about numbers. It comes from a marketing concept known as product sampling. If people try a product or service at no or lowered cost, they may find they like it enough to pay for it. Ben & Jerry's did it with their "POPCDBZWE" promotion and white sales. Heck, you find this sort of sampling every day at the grocer's.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 11 years, 11 months ago

I wonder what the effect on car traffic would be if you had to have exactly 50 cents in change every time you wanted to go for a drive.

Richard Heckler 11 years, 11 months ago

It will likely cost $3.00 - $5.00 to drive.

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