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Your Turn: Become Part of Worcester’s Transportation Planning Process

Full and original article posted Worcester Magazine

The transportation scene in Worcester is a dynamic one. There’s construction going on everywhere and new businesses sprouting up all over the place. Trains, planes, buses, taxis, private cars, bikes, scooters, wheelchairs, etc. are all moving people in and around our city. Transportation is the lifeblood of a city. We need to be involved in our transportation landscape and one of the best ways to do that is by being a part of the transportation planning process. Here are some of the recent activities in the world of transit to considered as we plan the city’s transportation future.

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau just came out with a report which recommends that Worcester consider having a fare-free public transportation system. The report states that the data collected on several different factors including ridership, costs, service area and more shows that a fare-free transportation system should be considered. As we ponder increasing traffic congestion and environmental effects on our community, this becomes more of a possibility.

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