Thursday, June 27, 2019

Worcester, MA, case for fare-free public transit

Public transportation is treated differently. The Worcester Regional Transit Authority charges most adults $1.75 per trip to board the bus, a disincentive to make use of what could be a cornerstone of the region’s transportation network. Ridership is dropping, declining 23 percent between 2016—before the latest fare hike—and 2018. Last year had the fewest passenger trips since a driver strike in 2005, and the lowest in a non-strike year since tracking began in 1991. 

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