Worcester Regional Transit Authority to extend free rides through June 2025

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Worcester area residents can look forward to yet another year of fare-free bus rides as the Worcester Regional Transit Authority board voted to extend the gratuitous service for the fifth consecutive year.

The extension will remain in effect through June 2025, according to a Thursday press release from the Zero Fare Coalition, a grassroots alliance working to permanently make the WRTA fare-free.

The program has a budget of $4.5 million with funding provided to the City of Worcester by the 2020 federal CARES Act.

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