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November 26, 2013

DMT offers free bus rides on Black Friday

DANVILLE — Danville Mass Transit invites transit riders to shop until they drop by riding free on buses in the Danville area on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

DMT Director John Metzinger said the city has traditionally offered free rides on the day after Thanksgiving to thank riders and encourage new customers to try using DMT buses.

Metzinger said in a press release this year’s focus for the event is on holiday shopping, in recognition of the significant number of new stores opening in Danville this year, including Burlington, Kohl’s, Ross Dress for Less and Meijer.

“The city has worked very hard to bring new retail shopping to Danville,” Metzinger said in the release. “Our free ride day is a way to promote holiday shopping and using mass transit, which is a great way to travel in and around our community.”

Rides will be free on all fixed route buses in Danville, Tilton, Westville and Georgetown. Regular fare will apply to DMT’s service between Danville and Champaign-Urbana.

DMT will not operate on Thanksgiving Day. The regular weekday schedule will operate on the free ride day on Friday.

For bus schedule information, visit the DMT office at 101 N. Jackson St. or the website http://www.ridedmt.org.

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