Worcester Zero Fare Group Renews Push For Free WRTA Buses

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WORCESTER, MA — A group advocating to eliminate fares on WRTA buses will host a forum this month featuring elected leaders from across the state, marking the reemergence of a movement sidetracked by the coronavirus pandemic.

The zero-fare movement got its start in 2019, when the Worcester Regional Research Bureau (WRRB) released a study showing the economic benefits of WRTA dropping its standard $1.75 fare. Worcester Councilor Gary Rosen, who chairs the Council’s transportation committee, called for hearings on the idea.

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