Mayor Michelle Wu introduces fare-free public transportation

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BOSTON (WWLP) – The City Council in Boston has passed the first of Mayor Michelle Wu’s fare-free public transportation initiatives wiping riding costs for three MBTA bus lines.

The Boston Globe reports that the council passed a resolution to cancel fare on three lines early next year agreeing to use some of the city’s $8 million dollars in federal coronavirus relief funds to repay the lost fare for the next two years.

Mayor Wu said after the vote that she is working to secure long-term funding to continue the program.

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