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WRTA bus routes shifting to new downtown hub

By Steven H. Foskett Jr. TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF

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WORCESTER —  Gentle beeps accompany flashing yellow lights that peek out just above the pavement at the new WRTA hub at 60 Foster St.

Intended to assist people with disabilities, the automated duet of sound and light will help guide pedestrians and alert bus drivers at the transportation center. There’s even a yellow strip carved out through the walkway to help blind riders get to where they are going.

Wires and antennae hung from the rafters on a recent afternoon as contractors chased down final details ahead of the hub’s June 1 opening. Buses coming into the terminal will be mined for location, ridership and route data, which will be transmitted to the administration and the public.

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