WRTA To Vote On Extending Free Fare Policy

Full and original article posted on Patch.com

WORCESTER, MA — The region’s bus commuters will find out Thursday if the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) will begin collecting fares again.

The WRTA Advisory Board is set to meet Thursday morning to discuss whether to continue with a pandemic-era fare policy. The agency effectively made all buses free last spring as part of a safety measure during the first coronavirus surge.

The suspension of collecting fares coincided with a burgeoning movement to eliminate fare collection in the WRTA system — for good.

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