BOSTON (AP) — MBTA riders will be able to travel free without hopping a turn style for one day later this week.
On Friday, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is offering free fares. It’s a goodwill gesture for riders who struggled with service delays and shutdowns during the winter’s unprecedented snowfalls.READ MORE: Boston Children's Museum 'Flabbergasted' After Snake Thought To Be Male Lays Eggs
The free fares apply to all modes of transportation including trolleys, buses and commuter rail trains. The T has also called for a 15 percent discount on monthly MBTA passes purchased for the month of May. The total cost to the agency was estimated at $5 million in lost revenue.
Gov. Charlie Baker is also expected to unveil legislation to overhaul the MBTA this week.READ MORE: Roland Escobar Charged With Manslaughter, Driving High On Drugs And Alcohol In Deadly Taunton Hit-And-Run
The legislation is expected to include recommendations from an MBTA review panel he convened, including the creation of a financial control board to oversee the T.
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