If you work for state government in downtown Raleigh, you had the option for the past few years to ride Capital Area Transit and Triangle Transit buses for free. All you had to do was show your GoPass and your government ID.
The state Department of Administration has ended this benefit as of Dec. 31, 2012. Now, you've got to pay for your bus rides like anybody else.
I'm reporting on this today. If you're a state government worker who made use of the GoPass benefit, I'd like to hear from you. Please email me with your daytime contact info, or call me at 919-829-4527.