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Boston moves one step closer to making three bus lines fare-free for two years

The Boston City Council moved one step closer to eliminating fares on the MBTA’s 23, 28, and 29 bus routes for two years.

On Monday, the council’s COVID-19 recovery committee met to discuss a request from Mayor Michelle Wu for $8 million of the city’s federal pandemic relief money to reimburse the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for fare revenue on the three lines starting early next year. The planned two-year pilot program would expand an existing program in which the city has covered fares on the 28 bus route since late August.

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