LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Rock Region METRO has announced its continuation of free streetcar rides into 2020.
Becca Green, the director of public engagement for Rock Region METRO, said that in September 2019, ridership on the downtown streetcar was up 229 percent compared to the previous year.
The reason for the dramatic increase is clear: rides are now free. The fare for streetcar rides was eliminated in December 2018, and ridership spiked immediately.
The streetcar spans across 3.4-miles connecting Little Rock and North Little Rock.
Last November was the METRO streetcar's 15th year anniversary.
For more information, you can visit Rock Region METRO's Facebook page or website.