By adamg on Mon, 01/27/2020 - 9:15am
The Cambridge City Council will consider asking the MBTA to make at least one bus route through the city free as a pilot program to gauge the possibility of eventually freeing all buses from fares.
In a motion, councilors Sumbul Siddiqui, Alanna Mallon, Jivan Sobrinho-Wheeler say public transportation is vital to Cambridge - 28% of residents use it to get to work - that poor residents were hit hard by fare increases in 2019 and that making bus rides free would help with both environmental and social-equity issues in the city.
In Boston, city councilors Michelle Wu (at large) and Kim Janey (Roxbury) last year proposed making the 28 bus free.
Via Cambridge Civic Journal.