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Advocates push for free WRTA bus fares at forum

WORCESTER — Riders and advocates at a public forum Thursday were all in favor of a fare-free Worcester Regional Transit Authority, seeing the proposal as a way to increase ridership and get people out of cars and into buses.

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Proposal for free WRTA service carries a $3M problem

WORCESTER — Riders loved the notion.

“I think that would be a great idea,” said Ashley Knittle when asked Wednesday about the Worcester Research Bureau’s recommendation to make the Worcester Regional Transit Authority fare-free in order to increase ridership.

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Worcesteria: Trash talk at City Hall

TRASH SHOWDOWN: Well the plastic-bags-for-recycling debacle finally came to a head at council this week. Many, many people came out in opposition, most notably a particularly articulate 13-year-old, who made the case for the contradiction of using single-use plastic bags for recycling while working to ban single-use plastic bags from Worcester stores.

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

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.

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