The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority has gone fare free for all local fixed route and EZ Trans paratransit services as of March 1 for at least a two-year pilot program.
This pilot program is an expansion of the city of Lawrence-funded initiative that has covered fares on three local routes in Lawrence since September 2019. The MVRTA will be using federal CARES Act and ARPA money for this pilot program.
Officials expect that going fare free will attract new riders, increase patronage of local businesses, offer economic relief to individuals and families who rely on bus service, and connect people to jobs and other economic opportunities.
For more information about specific routes see MVRTA ROUTE INFORMATION.