During a week of free rides, the Augusta Transit Office
saw a steady increase in ridership on its buses,
reaching 5,152 riders on Wednesday.
Bus rides free - and crowded | The Augusta Chronicle: "Augusta Public Transit let passengers ride for free Monday through Friday in a promotion it called Try Transit week. And try it Augusta residents did.
Bus driver Rebecca Brown said her morning east Augusta route was at least 50 percent busier than usual. Her Kmart route was packed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m."