Fare and Pass Media Price Options – Effective 4/30/12
Fixed Route Bus Service
*Please note: Effective January 1, 2012, the WRTA no longer accepts pennies as payment in fareboxes.
To be eligible to ride the bus at a discounted fare, one of the following valid identification cards must be shown to the driver each time you board:
Elderly – Massachusetts Statewide Access Pass ID Card OR City of Worcester Commission on Elder Affairs Senior Identification Card
Disabled – Massachusetts Statewide Access Pass ID Card
Medicare – Medicare Card with a photo ID
ID cards may be obtained at the WRTA’s Customer Service Center, located at 317 Main Street in downtown Worcester. [ map ]
All WRTA buses are wheelchair accessible.
The Charlie Card is available to either purchase a monthly pass or add stored value (cash). The stored value gives you discounted fare with the WRTA. Stored Value can be used on the WRTA, MBTA, and other participating RTAs in Massachusetts. You can obtain a Charlie Card at the Customer Service Center located at 317 Main Street or WRTA headquarters at 287 Grove St. map.
Employee Pass Program
The WRTA Employee Pass Program can be provided by your employer. It’s a great way to make commuting easier. If your company is currently paying for employee parking, a bus pass program could save money – there are tax benefits as well. Instituting the Employee Bus Pass Program satisfies MDEP’s Rideshare Regulation 310 CMG 7.16. Please contact us with questions on this program: 508-791-WRTA (9782).
College Semester UPASS
College students can ride the WRTA all semester long for a flat fare rate of $100 per semester. Valid college ID is required when purchasing the Semester UPASS and also when boarding any WRTA bus with the Semester UPASS.
The Semester UPASS is sold at the following ticket locations:
Clark University Bookstore, 918 Main Street, Worcester [ map ]
Quinsigamond Community College Bookstore, 670 W. Boylston Street, Worcester [map]
Salter College, 184 W. Boylston Street, W. Boylston [map]
WRTA Customer Service Center, 317 Main Street, Worcester [ map ]
WRTA Main Office, 287 Grove Street, Worcester [ map ]