Worcester Regional Transit Authority

508-791-WRTA

Fare Information

Fare and Pass Media Price Options – Effective 4/30/12

Fixed Route Bus Service

Full Cash Fare (Adults 14 and up) $1.50
Reduced Cash Fare $0.75
Children 5 -13 Years of Age
Accompanied by an Adult
$0.75
Children Under 5 Years of Age
Accompanied by an Adult
Free
One Day Pass $3.50
Reduced One Day Pass $1.75
31 Day Pass $48.00
Reduced 31 Day Pass $24.00
Charlie Card Stored value is placed on this pass. A 20 cent introductory discount will be automatically deducted from a single fare.
Reduced Fare Charlie Card** Stored value is placed on this pass. A 10 cent introductory discount will be automatically deducted from a single fare.
College Semester UPASS (must show College ID) $100.00

*Please note: Effective January 1, 2012, the WRTA no longer accepts pennies as payment in fareboxes.
**Restrictions apply

Other Information

Proper Identification
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 60 Foster Street, 7am – 3pm Monday through Friday.

Charlie Card
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 60 Foster Street [ map ] 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, 60 Foster Street, Worcester [ map ] WRTA Main Office, 287 Grove Street, Worcester [ map ]

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