Another Year Of Zero-Fare Worcester Bus Service Approved

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WORCESTER, MA — The Worcester area will get another year of free bus service while the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) works on a permanent new fare policy that might include eliminating fares permanently.

WRTA Director Dennis Lipka presented a three-point plan for the transit system during an advisory board meeting Thursday. He asked the board to begin formulating a new fare policy with public meetings beginning in early 2022. He also asked the board to approve the purchase of a new mobile payment system, which he said will modernize how riders pay for transit, and help collect data on ridership.

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