Support for zero-fare WRTA continues to grow as Mass. Audubon Society urges city to extend fare suspension

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More support continues to roll in for an extension of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority’s suspension of fares.

The Mass. Audubon Society is the latest organization to vocalize its support for an extension of the WRTA’s fare free policy, which was enacted last March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Last week, the WRTA Advisory Board debated continuing the fare-free policy or reinstating fares. As it stands, fares will resume on March 1. The board will vote on the future of the fare-free service at its next meeting. In the meantime, WRTA’s finance subcommittee will meet to review a budget for CARES Act money that was awarded to the WRTA and determine if the funds are eligible for use for a permanent zero-fare service.

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