Free QLINE rides extended through Labor Day

Those hoping to catch a ride on the QLINE while rides are still free are in luck.

Free QLINE rides have been extended through Labor Day on September 4 thanks to a donation from The Kresge Foundation.

QLINE and service provider Transdev will make improvements to the streetcar during that 9-week free ride extension.

The streetcar also announced more operators are being trained in the next few weeks create a five-car service during peak passenger times and four cars during off-peak operations

When the QLINE begins charging, riders can purchase single passes for $1.50, day passes for $3, monthly passes for $30, and annual passes for $285.

Its 6.6-mile round trip loop extends from the downtown riverfront to Detroit's New Center Area, with several stops in New Center, Midtown and downtown. You can check out the route at