DURHAM, N.C. — The city of Durham on Tuesday cancelled free bus rides to a mall in Raleigh for the day after Thanksgiving -- just hours after a press release went out about the service.
The original plan would have meant DATA -- Durham's bus service -- would offer free rides on Route 15 to the Brier Creek area from 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday to give residents a chance to try the new service to the areas.
But, later in the day, the city scrapped the free service, claiming that it would mean Durham would be helping its own residents go into Raleigh to spend their shopping dollars.
The city started service to Alexander Place Promenade and Brier Creek Commons shopping centers on Nov. 7.
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