I had been pleased to discover that the buses in Richmond are free until 2025, and in Raleigh they’re also free until at least next year. As an inclusion policy it’s quite brilliant, as it is hugely helpful to those residents who can’t afford cars and are reliant on the buses. It’s also a positive way of getting people onto public transport, and it is something being pushed by Luxembourg and Malta in the EU. I hope that there are more schemes such as this, I’m sure it benefits the community. The bus station wasn’t as well signed as I would have liked, but I found the bus that I needed and did just double check that it was free when boarding to avoid any awkward incidents.
And dropped off on time at the tree of my choice, just a short walk from the hotel.