MONCTON, NB – For most bus riders, today marks the last day for free rides on Codiac Transpo.

However, there are still four routes which were added last week that will be free until February 23rd.

Codiac Transpo spokesperson Marie-Claire Pierce says 66 Caledonia, 70 Frampton, 71 Coliseum and 80 Gunningsville are free if you start your trip on those routes.

“When they come back and they want to come back to their home, if they live on Frampton for example, then all of those other systems that have been free for some time, they are now charging fares.  So to come back, you will have to pay to get back,” notes Pierce.

Riders with a July bus pass on those four routes who turn them in to Codiac Transpo by February 9th can obtain a March bus pass for free.

Pierce says they have tried to compensate customers as much as possible but adds they can’t continue to provide free rides forever.