- Associated Press - Sunday, May 7, 2017

BOSTON (AP) - Some Boston commuters are getting a free ride for the next two weeks.

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano and state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack say starting Monday and ending May 21 rides on the MBTA’s Fairmount Line will be free.

The program is being paid for with $53,000 from the Massachusetts Democrat’s campaign funds.

The goal of the free-ride program is to highlight the convenience of the often overlooked commuter rail line that runs entirely within the city of Boston between the Readville neighborhood and South Station.

Capuano represents those neighborhoods.

Normal fares are anywhere from $2.25 to $9.75 depending on several factors.


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