Metro Transit offers free bus rides on St. Patrick’s Day

To ensure safe St. Patrick's Day travel, Metro Transit and Miller Brewing Company are again partnering to offer free bus rides starting on Wednesday, March 17 from 6 p.m. until 3 a.m. No fares or tickets of any kind are necessary.

A Metro Transit news release urges people to travel responsibly on the Irish holiday often used as an excuse for heavy drinking. The release said the free rides aren't just for those celebrating, but for people not wanting to drive among them.

Riders on the free commute should expect merriment and possibly a song from celebratory riders who enthusiastically embrace their real or imagined Irish heritage. For information, call 373-3333 or visit