WORCESTER - Advocates for a fare-free Worcester bus system filled the City Council chamber Monday night to make their case.https://www.telegram.com/news/20200224/fare-free-bus-idea-gains-traction-in-worcester
About 90 people, reflecting a wide cross section of the community, attended the first in a series of public hearings before the City Council Public Service and Transportation Committee to consider recommendations made by the Worcester Regional Research Bureau last May for a fare-free bus system.
During 90 minutes of public testimony, 37 people spoke, a vast majority in favor of giving the fare-free system a try.
Those who spoke included representatives from the local business community, college students, environmental advocates, community and social justice activists, and many everyday riders of Worcester Regional Transit Authority buses.
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
at 9:53 AM