New MPG Poll: Fare-free SRTA pilot off to strong start on South Coast

Two-thirds of South Coast residents support extending free buses past June

It’s only been a few months since the Southeast Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) began piloting fare-free transit service, but South Coast residents seem to like what they are seeing. Two-thirds of residents support continuing fare free service after the pilot ends in June. And fare-free buses top residents’ wish list of the SRTA improvements, followed by service to new MBTA commuter rail stations coming to the region, expanding service and continuing weekend service.

That’s according to a new survey of 500 residents of the 10 communities served by the Southeast Regional Transit Authority conducted by The MassINC Polling Group with input from the Coalition for Social Justice. The survey was sponsored by The Barr Foundation.


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