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Yearly Archives: 2013

SNOW ROUTES

Update 12-9-13 9:05 AM- Some buses running on snow routes-Route 2, 7, 16, and 22.   For more details call 508-791-9782.

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Westborough Officials Cut Ribbon to Commemorate New Business Shuttle Service

WESTBOROUGH _ On Monday, December 9, 2013 at 7:30 a.m., Westborough officials, leaders of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA), Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC), Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, 495/Metrowest Partnership, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, and local business leaders will commemorate the official launch of the new WRTA business shuttle service in Westborough, with a Ribbon Cutting event. The event will take place at the MBTA Commuter Rail Station in Westborough, on Smith Parkway and Fisher Street.

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Westborough bus service links rail, office parks

WESTBOROUGH — Only a handful of riders so far have taken the new shuttle connecting local office parks with the MBTA station, but regional planners say the bus will satisfy the longstanding need to link city-dwelling commuters to their suburban jobs.

The new shuttle service started Monday, running 13 weekday round trips through Westborough, including morning and evening trips to the office parks and MBTA station that coincide with inbound and outbound trains.

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MASSPIRG Press Release shows declines in driving and increases in public transportation for urbanized areas in Massachusetts

    Report shows Boston driving less, Reduction in  car commuting among nation’s fastest and biking gains among the largest in the nation.   Boston  –  This first of it’s kind report by MASSPIRG Education Fund shows reduced driving miles and rates of commuting in Massachusetts’ urbanized areas – including Boston and Worcester.   Click […]

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November 21, 2013 Advisory Board Meeting

Worcester Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board met on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 8:30am at WRTA Hub 60 Foster Street, Worcester MA 01608. Agenda:   Capital: Update on all new buses in service, Projects: 40 Quinsigamond Ave, Reports:  Update on performance metrics, Metric report forwarded to MassDOT, Visit to Greenville, SC, Selection of electric bus routes, […]

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DOT says ice on roads formed quickly, crews couldn’t keep up

WORCESTER – Donna Ellis saw commotion ahead on Interstate 290 westbound. She didn’t know what was in front of her, but once she saw the pile of cars the 48-year-old city resident hit the brakes.

But instead of avoiding the 65-vehicle crash Sunday morning, Ms. Ellis found herself slamming into a car, then into a side barrier.

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New Community Shuttle Service in Grafton, Northbridge, Paxton and Westborough

In December 2013, the WRTA will begin flexible fixed-route shuttle service in the towns of Grafton, Northbridge, Paxton and Westborough. These new services will provide transit service that has not operated in these communities in over 40 years. Service will begin in Grafton, Northbridge and Westborough on Monday, December 2, 2013 and operate on all […]

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Schedule For New Westborough Bus Service Available

The service starts next Monday, Dec. 2.

The schedule for the Worcester Regional Transit Authority’s new weekday Westborough bus service is out.

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WRTA Customer Bulletin: No Fixed Route Bus or Van Service on Thanksgiving Day 11-28-13

The WRTA will not offer fixed route bus service or van service on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013. On the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 29, 2013, buses and vans will operate on a regular weekday schedule.

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Westborough to get public shuttle service

Westborough – The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) has tentative plans to start offering two routes of shuttle service in the town of Westborough next month. Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) Project Manager Jonathan Church announced the shuttle route plans to the Board of Selectmen during the board’s Nov. 12 meeting, indicating that specific times and locations may be subject to change.

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