PORTLAND — Metro has discontinued downtown Lunch Hop bus service.

The Lunch Hop was a free ride on Congress Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Longfellow Square and Exchange Street.

Metro directors voted Oct. 27 to discontinue the service, effective Nov. 1.

“The reason to discontinue this free service was based on the need to collect fares and increase revenue,” General Manager David Redlefsen said.

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