ST. CLOUD -- A program to give kids free Metro Bus rides returns for the summer.

The "U-Go Free Summer Youth Pass" is now available at the Metro Bus Transit Center in downtown St. Cloud.

Kids ages 17 and under are able to get the pass which allows them to ride fixed route buses at no cost until August 31st. Parents or guardians can register the kids at the Transit Center or print one out online and submit it in person.

Free bus riding skills are also available for kids and families at the Mobility Training Center at the corner of 7th Street North and St. Germain Street. Pre-registration for the free class is required. Call 529-4497 for more information.