Gateway Cities are ideal proving ground for free fares

Andre Leroux featured in the Boston Globe

January 21, 2022

David Scharfenberg’s article “Can Mayor Wu really make the T free?” (Ideas, Jan. 9) highlighted the benefits and challenges of such a policy for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. However, the pioneering leadership of Gateway Cities such as Lawrence and Worcester suggests that midsize transit systems elsewhere in the state may be the true sweet spot for scaling up fare-free bus programs in Massachusetts.

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Andre Leroux

Director, Gateway Hubs Project, MassINC

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