Kevin Faulconer

Downtown free shuttle launching Tuesday

Downtown free shuttle launching Tuesday

If getting around downtown bums you out, call FRED.

The ad-funded free ride-hailing service, Free Ride Everywhere Downtown, will launch at 11:30 a.m. today, led by Mayor Kevin Faulconer at Horton Plaza Park.

Operated by New York-based Free Ride, the all-electric, open-air vehicles will cruise downtown from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and later on weekends.

Navigating the shuttle
Coverage area: South of Laurel Street, west and south of Interstate 5 and west of Barrio Logan (16th, Newton and Sigsbee).

Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; variable times...