FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Free public bus service will begin Thursday in Fairbanks.
The Fairbanks North Star Borough accepted a federal grant allowing it to waive the $1.50 fee to ride the bus.
The free service will last through the winter in an attempt to keep carbon monoxide levels down.
A breech of federal carbon monoxide standards could activate sanctions, such as limits on the number of vehicles on the road.
The borough also is conducting a campaign encouraging motorists to use electric heaters to warm their vehicles before starting them. Warm vehicles emit less carbon monoxide than cold vehicles.
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