The WRTA Advisory Board has voted to approve changes to the routes and schedules listed below.
The service changes will take effect on June 24, 2017.
Changes Approved for the following WRTA Bus Routes:
Route 1 – Will be merged together with Route 22 to create a new Route 1 that will serve parts of Providence, Dorchester, and Heywood Streets connecting to Walmart (Rt. 146) via Providence Street.
Route 4 – Route will be extended to serve Millbury Center.
Route 10 – Route Eliminated.
Route 14 – On Weekdays, reduce frequency from 30 minutes to 60 minutes after the midday schedule.
Routes 9, 16, and 31 – Route 9 will be eliminated. Routes 16 and 31 will be merged together into a clockwise and counter-clockwise loop route that will form a new outer loop. Route 31 will be modified to provide service to Park Avenue and Elm Street.
Routes 19 and 30 – Eliminated select extra trips.
Route 34 (Sundays only) – Current service will be replaced with Route 24A routing (Belmont St. to UMass).
Downtown Hub Loop – Maintain the current fare free service and routing. In late August 2017 routing will be modified and fare will be implemented.
Late Night Service (trips after 10:00 PM) – Late night service will be eliminated.