PORTLAND (AP) – Maine commuters looking to save money on gas that’s now approaching $4 per gallon will get a chance to ride for free.

On Tuesday, May 13th, transit operators all around Maine will offer free rides as part of a weeklong celebration of commuting alternatives such as buses, car pools, van pools, biking and walking to work.

Commuter assistance program GO MAINE is sponsoring the annual event. It says all of Maine’s major transit companies will participate in “Transit Tuesday.” They include Greater Portland METRO, the South Portland Bus Service, CityLink in Lewiston-Auburn, BAT in Bangor, ZOOM Turnpike Express and the ShuttleBus based in Biddeford-Saco.

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