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WRTA Informational Meetings Scheduled: Proposed January 2010 Service Adjustments (UPDATED 12/16/09)

The WRTA has conducted Informational Meetings regarding proposed service adjustments to take effect in January 2010. These meetings were open to the public, and were held at the following dates, times, and locations:

Thurs., Dec. 10th at 5:30pm: Quinsigamond Village Community Center, 16 Greenwood Street, Worcester, MA 01607

Mon., Dec. 14th at 1pm: WRTA Office, 287 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605

Mon., Dec. 14th at 4pm: Millbury Senior Center, 1 River St., Millbury, MA 01527

Proposed Service Adjustments are as follows:

Route 1 – Providence St./ Mount St. Ann
Existing times will change slightly and will now interline with Route 16.

Route 3 – Pleasant St./Tatnuck Square
Existing times will change slightly and will now interline with Route 30.

Route 4 – The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley
Adding new stop to Wal-Mart on RT 146, on all inbound and outbound runs.

Route 5 – Grafton St./Southwest Commons
All runs on Route 5 will terminate at Southwest Commons. Runs will no longer travel to Wheelock Ave, Millbury.

Route 8 – Belmont St.
Route 8 will be eliminated. All riders will now use Route 24.

Route 11 – Vernon St./The Fair Plaza
Existing schedule will change slightly with the addition of new stops to Wal-Mart on RT 146 on all inbound and outbound runs. Route 11 will now interline with Route 24.

Route 15 – Shrewsbury
Route will be rerouted from City Hall via Shrewsbury Street, to UMass Medical before continuing into Shrewsbury. Route 15 will no longer serve the Hamilton Street/Grafton Street area. This route will no longer be interlined with Route 3.

Route 16 – Plantation St./Lincoln Plaza
Route is being rerouted from City Hall via Grafton Street, Hamilton Street and Lake Ave, to UMass Medical before continuing to Lincoln Plaza, Worcester. This route will no longer serve Shrewsbury Street. This route will now interline with Route 1.

Route 24 – Belmont St./UMass Medical
Route will now service Seabury Heights on selected outbound runs and Green Hill Towers on selected inbound runs (check schedules for more information). This route will now interline with Route 11.

Route 25 – Southbridge St./Auburn Industrial Park
Route will no longer service Auburn Mall. All runs will now terminate at Auburn Industrial Park in Auburn. Adjustments to this route will now allow service on Boyce St., Auburn, and Hope Ave., Worcester on all inbound and outbound runs.

Route 30 – Grove St./Wal-Mart, West Boylston
All runs will service Salter School and Wal-Mart in West Boylston. Route 30 will now interline with both Route 3 and Route 6 at varying times (see schedule for exact trips).

Written comments may be submitted to the WRTA office at 287 Grove Street, Worcester or by email to csfeedback@therta.com by noon on December 16, 2009.


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