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Worcester State University hopes better bus service can ease parking problem

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WORCESTER — Worcester State University is working with the Worcester Regional Transit Authority on “tweaking” bus service to the college so more students and staff will be encouraged to use public transportation.

Carl A. Herrin, assistant to the president for International, Community and Governmental Affairs at WSU, told the Neighborhood Council Wednesday night that greater use of public transportation is part of the college’s overall strategy to address the parking crunch on campus that has spilled into neighboring residential streets.

“We are in active conversation with the WRTA about tweaking service so it improves the ability of students and staff to rely on public transportation,” Mr. Herrin said. He pointed out that 80 percent of WSU’s students are from Worcester County, with a majority from the city and nearby towns. For that reason, he said, public transportation can play a key role in addressing the on-campus parking crunch.

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