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WRTA predicts bus service will get faster

MOVING FORWARD

Full and original article posted on Telegram & Gazette

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority is gearing up for what officials promise will be vast improvements to bus service starting Aug. 24.

The WRTA board met Thursday and reiterated that the pending changes will help make buses run on time.

At its July meeting, the authority reported that about 50 percent of trips were late during the last week of June. The board scolded the authority for the delays, which Chairman William J. Lehtola of Spencer said were “totally unacceptable.”

Those problems began after June 1, when the bus system shifted operations about three blocks from City Hall to the hub, a $16.3 million bus facility next to Union Station.

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