RGRTA employees endured the winter weather to hand out free bus passes, a promotion for the Holiday Express Bus.
For just a dollar each way, the holiday bus will take you from downtown directly to three area shopping centers. Buses to Greece Ridge Mall, Marketplace Mall and the Walmart SuperCenter on Hudson Avenue run all day long.
Hundreds of free goodie bags were also handed out on Friday.
"This is a great, inexpensive way to get out and be able to do your shopping and you don't have to worry about transferring or being limited to one area of the city if you can't get out to a mall," said Carole Dowling, RGRTA.
This is the second year of the Holiday Express Bus. Dowling said last year, more than 35,000 new riders used it to do their holiday shopping.