Free rides offered by El Dorado Transit - Around the valley - Modbee.com: "There is such a thing as a free ride on El Dorado Transit on Friday and Saturday.
The transit agency is offering free fares on its fixed routes in El Dorado County and Sacramento commuter routes because of 'Spare the Air' days.
During smog season -- May to October -- the agency offers the free days when the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District forecasts unhealthy ozone levels.
To reduce ozone pollution, people are encouraged to avoid taking auto trips.
Last year the agency offered four free days, with riders taking 4,275 trips on those days, transit agency spokesman Matt Mauk said.
For more information or for trip planning assistance, call El Dorado Transit at (530) 642-5383 or visit www.eldoradotransit.com."