The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) Advisory Board met Thursday morning to vote on three recommendations, including extending the WRTA’s zero fare program through 2022.
Mike Kennedy, Center for Working & Living ADA/Access Advocacy Coordinator, and our Board Chair, Nancy Garr Colzie, are on the WRTA Advisory Commission and have been strong advocates for Free Fare. This is a wonderful move by the WRTA!
The advisory board voted unanimously in favor of recommending the administrative suspension of fares another year to Dec, 31, 2022. Additionally, the board voted to recommend adopting a mobile fare payment and data collection system by Jan. 1, 2023 and to start a new fare policy and a public hearing process for the new fare policy next year.
The zero fare program was scheduled to end on January 1, 2022.
The advisory board’s recommendations will now go to the WRTA’s administrative staff to come with a plan and budget to implement the recommendations.
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