Fare-free bus idea gains traction in Worcester

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WORCESTER – Advocates for a fare-free Worcester bus system filled the City Council chamber Monday night to make their case.

About 90 people, reflecting a wide cross section of the community, attended the first in a series of public hearings before the City Council Public Service and Transportation Committee to consider recommendations made by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau last May for a fare-free bus system.

During 90 minutes of public testimony, 37 people spoke, a vast majority in favor of giving the fare-free system a try.

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