[Updated Jan 2016]
The WRTA works in all kinds of weather to provide safe, reliable, and convenient service. In some cases, this means using alternate routings. Snow routes and detour information is available from drivers, from signs posted on the buses, through radio station announcements, the WRTA website, Text Messaging, WRTA Facebook & Twitter pages, the WRTA’s mobile friendly site, and the WRTA’s information number, 508.791.WRTA (9782). Snow route detours are also shown on the map of each printed schedule.
To ensure the safety of both passengers and drivers, the WRTA has established the following SNOW ROUTES during winter weather conditions.
Look for the destination sign on the front and side of the bus to determine if changes are in effect for the bus that you are riding. The sign will flash SNOW ROUTE when they are in effect.
No Route Changes Due to Snow: 4, 5, 6, 8, 14, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 33, 42.
The routes listed below are subject to change and the alternate routing listed for some routes may be implemented in addition to Snow Routes.
During extreme conditions alternate routing where there is no service on Holcombe Street, using Winthrop Street to Granite Street.
Mower St., Sunnyhill Dr., and Worcester Airport are not served. Snow Route terminates at Airport rotary.
Elm Street and Maple Street are not served, routed on Pleasant Street to Chestnut Street for outbound travel.
Family Health Center, Coes Pond Village, and Washington Heights are not served. During extreme conditions alternate routing where there is no service to Maywood and Lovell Street, using Park Avenue may be implemented.
Moreland Street is not served, use Flagg Street. There will be no service up College Street to Hogan Center. Bus will take Southbridge St. to Riverside to McKeon Rd., to Kimball Rd., to Fitton Ave., then continue to exit gate to College St.
Upland St., Autumn Woods Apts., and Spofford St. are not served; Vernon and Millbury Streets are used as alternate routes. During extreme conditions alternate routing where there is no service to Upsala Street, using Vernon to Spurr to Providence Street may be implemented.
Quinsigamond State Park is not served. Bus will take Coburn Ave, Anna St. to Lake Ave. No service into Lincoln Park Towers or Plantation Towers.
Goddard Memorial Drive and South High School are not served. Bus will take Main St. to Apricot St. to Goddard St., back to Main St.
Green St. and Dorchester St. are not served. Bus will take Grafton Street to Massasoit Road. Colonial Apts. are not served.
St. Nicholas Ave. and Clark St. are not served. Snow Route terminates at Worcester Arts Magnet School. No service to Briarwood.
Worcester State Hospital, Seabury Heights, and Green Hill Towers are not served. Route 34 on a Sunday snow route will not service Lincoln Park Towers. Bus will take Belmont St. to Plantation St. to UMASS.
Bus enters Lincoln Plaza at first entrance (near Azteca Restaurant), follows R-Service Road inside Lincoln Plaza back over to Target and then back to regular route.