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Atlanta Streetcar to Continue Offering Free Rides

Atlanta Streetcar to Continue Offering Free Rides
Posted at 4:18 AM, Apr 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-01 04:18:00-04

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta city officials say streetcar passengers may ride for free through the end of 2015.

Officials said in a statement that the city will conduct a review to determine the best way of integrating the Streetcar's fare system to the MARTA breeze card system. Officials say the city is also exploring a smartphone application that would include trip planning tools.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said in a statement that the 2.7 mile streetcar reduces congestion, pollution and dependence on cars.