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Yearly Archives: 2014

July 17, 2014 WRTA Advisory Board Meeting

Worcester Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board met on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at WRTA Hub 60 Foster Street, Worcester MA 01608.  Agenda:   Finance: FY’15 Budget. Projects:  Comprehensive System Review, 42 Quinsigamond Ave.  Reports: Monthly Metrics.  Other: Election of Officers, Updating of By-Laws, CASCA, First Transit, PBSI, CMRPC and others.   Click on the link to download the minutes […]

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August 21, 2014 Advisory Board Meeting

Worcester Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at WRTA Hub 60 Foster Street, Worcester MA 01608.  Agenda:   Finance: FY’15 Budget. Projects:  Comprehensive System Review, 42 Quinsigamond Ave.  Reports: Monthly Metrics.  First Transit, PBSI, CMRPC and others. Click on link 20140821to view a copy of the public notice for the Advisory Board Meeting.

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WRTA Customer Bulletin: Effective August 1, 2014, One Day Pass available at the Union Station Hub

Effective August 1, 2014, you are now able to buy your One Day Passes at the Union Station Hub Ticket Vending Machines located on the platform and inside the lobby. The cost is $3.50 per pass for unlimited rides for the day.

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Riders to WRTA officials: Increase frequency of weekend routes, add holiday service

WORCESTER — If the Worcester Regional Transit Authority truly wants to improve its service, adding routes on the weekend, offering transportation services on holidays and making sure bus stops are clear of snow in the wintertime are good places to start, according to riders.

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WRTA Featured in “Inside Worcester” August 2014 Edition

Douglas A. Belanger, one of three Democratic candidates for retiring 17th Worcester District State Rep. John J. Binienda’s seat, was understandably eager to discuss the WRTA when I interviewed him at the bus hub on June 19th .

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WRTA Listening Sessions Schedule

The WRTA will be holding a series of Listening Sessions (dates and times below) to gather input for the Comprehensive Service Analysis currently underway by URS Corporation. Please consider offering your suggestions for service improvements or new services!     Central Business District – Union Station Union Hall July  22, 2014 – 5:30 p.m. July […]

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Worcester Regional Transit Authority puts fifth electric bus on the road

WORCESTER — The Worcester Regional Transit Authority will soon have five of its six electric buses on dedicated routes after the advisory board voted this week to adopt route and schedule changes, including the conversion of Route 25 to an electric bus.

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WRTA faces big price tag for site cleanup

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority is anticipating a roughly $10 million price tag for a contractor to remove 45,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil before construction can move forward on a new dispatch center and garage on Quinsigamond Avenue.

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WRTA set to roll out new Pleasant St. route

It was all thumbs up at a Worcester Regional Transit Authority meeting Wednesday evening, as administrators set forth plans to add a new bus route, called Route 9.

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WRTA in gear

Even before its move to its new hub adjacent to Union Station last year, we gave generally high marks to the Worcester Regional Transit Authority. Since its move to the new $16.3 million facility, we believe that overall service has taken additional steps forward.

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