WRTA board votes to extend fare suspension through June

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The Worcester Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board voted Thursday morning to extend the suspension of fare collection through June.

The motion passed 8-0, with an abstention coming from WRTA Advisory Board chairperson William J. Lehtola. As it stands, fares will resume on July 1.

The discussion Thursday morning centered around the allocation of the $37.2M the WRTA received in COVID relief funds from the CARES Act. Advocates for a fare-free system, many from the Zero-Fare WRTA coalition, have been promoting using the funds to continue a suspension of fare collection.

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