Proposed SUNDAY Service Changes for January 2016
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No existing Sunday service.
CHANGE IN SERVICE
8 Hours of Sunday service added.
Provides service to transit supportive neighborhoods not currently served on Sundays. Utilizes another electric bus on Sundays for operational efficiencies. Service times coordinated more closely to Auburn Mall operating times.
Amend second shift to start at Noon instead of 1pm.
Routes 7 & 34 are interlinted on Sundays with route 7 operating between 9:35am and 8:27pm.
CHANGE IN SERVICE
Route 7 will add an additional trip at noon and end an hour earlier (8:05pm).
Provides more efficient service during the midday on Sunday and eliminates last trip that is underutilized by customers.
Service span will end at approximately 7:30pm instead of current 8:30pm.
Routes 5 and 27
Start service 60 minutes earlier on each route. Eliminate service to the Auburn Mall, and all points in Auburn. Route would be short turned at James/S. Ludlow Streets.
Routes 5 and 27 are interlined on Sundays. Route 5 operates between 11:30am and 5:35pm and route 27 operates between 10:30am and 6:50pm. Route currently extends into Auburn through S. Ludlow Street in Worcester to Pinehurst Ave in Auburn. Route continues to Oxford Street North and Auburn Street and terminates with direct access to the Auburn Mall.
CHANGE IN SERVICE
Route 5 starts 90 minutes earlier and Route 27 starts 45 minutes earlier. Service would be eliminated from James/S. Ludlow Streets directly to the Auburn Mall.
Service span would start earlier. 60 minute headway would be achieved with short-turning of route at James/Clover Streets. Provides earlier and later service times for Route 5. Controls bus bunching along Main Street. Allows for clock face headways from the Hub with Routes 19 and 33. Improves amount of service for the Route 27-5 interline.
Does not allow direct access to the Auburn Mall for anyone from Main South/Webster Sq/Stafford Street, which is highly productive. Eliminates productive leg of Auburn Street.
The enclosed information is a WRTA service change PROPOSAL only. These service changes will not take effect unless approved by a vote of the WRTA Advisory Board. These proposed changes are being presented to the public for review and comment. The WRTA encourages feedback and comment on these proposed changes and invites the public to attend any of the public meetings scheduled in early October at various locations within the region.
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