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Ian Stewart

Ian M. Stewart is an award-winning public radio reporter, freelance journalist and music show host who has covered local politics, transportation and sports. When he’s not writing, you can find him riding his bike somewhere in Chesterfield County, Virginia or on the Capital Trail.

Central Virginia Bus Riders Reap Benefits of Zero Fare and New Services

"We see the benefit [of fare-free transit], but also the financial necessity that bus riders are having and experiencing because we know that rent is up, the cost of groceries is up. But what hasn’t gone up is people’s incomes. And so this is a backdoor boost in wages.”

July 9, 2024