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WORCESTER, MA — The movement to make Worcester Regional Transit Authority buses fare-free goes public on Monday as a City Council committee holds its first hearing on the idea. Activists acknowledge there’s plenty of work left to be done, but say they are looking forward to showing how much support the movement has. The fare-free idea was officially proposed in a report released last May by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau. In January, Councilor Gary Rosen took over the Council’s transportation committee, and forged ahead with holding hearings on the idea.
Brenna Robeson, a co-chair of the group Zero Fare WRTA, said transit activists are hopeful that something can happen in the coming months. The first step is likely a pilot program to test out of the free-fare system on a few routes before expanding it system-wide.
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