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Washington D.C. could become largest city to join growing movement of free bus fares

Washington, D.C. may become the largest city in the U.S. to offer free bus services, thanks to legislation pushed forward earlier in December.

The unanimous vote towards the bill by the D.C. council brings the nation’s capital a step closer to providing free bus fares for all riders boarding from the district. The proposal will also add overnight services to 12 major bus lines.

Council members will take a final vote on the bill on Dec. 20 before sending it to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser for consideration. Former council member Bowser previously helped to create the District’s Kids Ride Free program in 2013, but she has voiced cost concerns about recent legislation.

This video was produced by Casey Kuhn, Jenna Cohen, Yasmeen Alamiri, Julia Griffin and Deema Zein. Photos and video courtesy of the city of Boston, the Washington D.C. City Council and Getty Images.

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