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Yearly Archives: 2014

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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WRTA Advisory Board Building Committee Open Meeting for the Public – July 15, 2014

Worcester Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board’s Building Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at WRTA Hub 60 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608. Agenda: Review and discuss design plans for 42 Quinsigamond Ave.  Click on link 20140715 to view a copy of the public notice for the Building Committee Meeting.  

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WRTA hires Swedish firm to build new facility

Skanska USA Building, a division of Stockholm-based Skanska AB, has signed a contract with the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) to build a new maintenance and operations facility on Quinsigamond Avenue on Worcester.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014 – Public Hearing

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority will hold a public informational meeting to review the proposed changes to certain Worcester Regional Transit Authority bus routes. DATE: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 TIMES: 5:30 pm-6:30 pm. LOCATION: Central Mass Regional Planning Commission Grant Conference Room Union Station, Suite 200 Worcester, MA 01608 Creating a new service (Route 9) […]

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June 19, 2014 WRTA Advisory Board Meeting

Worcester Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board met on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at WRTA Hub 60 Foster Street, Worcester MA 01608.  Agenda:  Finance: FY’14 budget close out, FY’15 state budget process-status, WRTA & Forward funding, Prior year debt elimination. Capital:  42 Quinsigamond Ave. Projects: Comprehensive System Review-URS, Potential Service Change and public hearing.   Reports: Metrics, Customer Service, New Service, […]

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July 17, 2014 Advisory Board Meeting

Worcester Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board will meet 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 […]

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