By Stefanie Donahue
Bus riders in Whatcom County can hop on a bus for free August 14–20, courtesy of the Whatcom Transportation Authority. All routes, with exception to Mount Vernon’s 80X, will impose no cost to travelers.
WTA introduced Free Fare Week in the early 2000s and was discontinued during the economic downturn in 2009. The weeklong event was reintroduced in 2015 and the organization hopes to make it an annual offering again, said community relations and marketing manager Maureen McCarthy.
WTA is also sending a bus to the Northwest Washington Fair, taking place in Lynden this August 15–20. The temporary route is scheduled for pickup at 10 p.m. and will return fairgoers to Bellingham after making a stop at the Cordata station.
WTA offers regular bus service to the fairgrounds on weekdays between 6:50 a.m. and 6:50 p.m.
To learn more, please visit ridewta.com. Passengers can also call 360/676-7433.