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Free rides extended for OKC Streetcar

People wait to board the streetcar at the Century Center stop for a free ride during the grand opening celebration day of the Oklahoma City streetcar system in downtown Oklahoma City, Okla. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. [Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman]
People wait to board the streetcar at the Century Center stop for a free ride during the grand opening celebration day of the Oklahoma City streetcar system in downtown Oklahoma City, Okla. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. [Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman]

On Friday, Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt announced that the Oklahoma City Streetcar would be free to ride through February 1.

“The remarkable ridership so far demonstrates the excitement our community has for this new amenity,” Holt wrote on social media Friday morning.

“In just three weeks, we’ve had the opening, rain, ice & New Year’s Eve. In all of that, there really hasn’t been time for passengers & operators to experience ‘regular’ service for an extended period & there certainly hasn’t been time to properly phase in fare collection.”

Free rides were scheduled to end after Saturday.

Late last month, officials reported overall ridership at about 56,000 for the first two weeks of streetcar service.

Related Photos
People wait to board the streetcar at the Century Center stop for a free ride during the grand opening celebration day of the Oklahoma City streetcar system in downtown Oklahoma City, Okla. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. [Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman]

People wait to board the streetcar at the Century Center stop for a free ride during the grand opening celebration day of the Oklahoma City streetcar system in downtown Oklahoma City, Okla. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. [Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman]

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