(FOX 9) - Those looking to ring in the new year by celebrating this weekend won’t need to worry about scheduling transportation thanks to Metro Transit.
From 6 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday, Metro Transit buses will run free of charge, while light rail lines will be free from 6-11:30 p.m. Friday. Fare is covered through the Miller Lite Free Rides Program in an effort to get people home safely.
"If you’re celebrating that night – or want to avoid driving alongside those who are – riding the bus or train is a worry-free and safe alternative," said Metro Transit in an announcement.
Also starting Friday evening, the Rochester Public Transit (RPT) will give free rides to those looking to escape the cold – a person will just need to tell the bus driver that they are trying to keep warm, and the ride will be free of charge.