Transit agencies to thank customers with free service this weekend

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The region's transit agencies will be offering free bus service this weekend, especially on routes serving downtown Seattle, to thank transit riders for their patience in enduring the service disruptions during the World Trade Organization conference. The Seattle Monorail will also be offering free rides on Saturday

Rides will be free on Sound Transit's ST Express routes serving the downtown Seattle area on both Saturday and Sunday. Community Transit's express route 414, a Saturday-only route between Everett and Seattle will also offer free service, and King County Metro service will be free on all of its routes for the entire service day on Saturday.

"We want everyone to know that the lights are back on in downtown Seattle," said Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, who also serves on the Sound Transit Board. "It's time to get back to normal and to return to the vibrancy that is our downtown."

Routes that will offer free service:

Sound Transit ST Express routes

Route 512, Everett/Lynnwood/Seattle Express (operates Saturday only)

Route 550, Bellevue/Seattle Express (Saturday and Sunday)

Route 594, Lakewood/Tacoma/Seattle (Saturday and Sunday)

Community Transit route

Route 414, Everett, Lynnwood/Seattle (operates Saturday only)

King County Metro routes

All routes (Saturday only)

Seattle Monorail

All day, Saturday only

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