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2010 News

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No Strike: Union and WRTA Agree to Cooling Off Period

WORCESTER _ According to a letter from city and state officials dated Nov. 12, 2010, to Local 22 Business Agent Christopher Bruce, City Manager Michael O’Brien has requested Professional Transit Management Services, Inc. (PTM) provide a “’15-day cooling off period,’ in the interest of the transit-dependent patrons of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA).” The […]

WRTA Customer Bulletin: Bus Service Changes

Effective Saturday, September 4, 2010, the following bus service changes will be implemented: Weekdays ROUTE 15 Outbound: Route 15 will now end in Shrewsbury Gardens, Julio Drive and no longer proceed to Main Circle. Trips leaving City Hall at 8:50 am, 1:50 pm and 3:50 pm will end at Fairlawn Plaza, no longer going to […]

To All Our WRTA Riders

We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the most unfortunate events on August 9th. The WRTA wants you to know that it acted swiftly and decisively to restore regular service so as not to inconvenience you for a second day. The WRTA values your ridership, and it will do whatever is necessary to keep service […]

WRTA: New Technologies

WORCESTER _ The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) has been busy preparing to roll out new state-of-the-art technologies to assist their riders. Here’s a sneak peek:

Dump the Pump, Save Money, Ride the WRTA

WORCESTER _ Once again the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) will be a participant in the Fifth Annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 17.  This national event, sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation and save money by leaving their cars […]

WRTA Provides Service to New Wal-Mart

WORCESTER _ The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) has begun extensive service to and from the new Wal-Mart, located at 25 Tobias Boland Way in Worcester. Riders looking to utilize this service may take existing bus routes 4 and 11. There will be 42 runs from City Hall daily that will service Wal-Mart. Routes begin […]

UMass Medical School and WRTA Pair Up for Employee Transit Program

WORCESTER — The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) have joined together to offer UMMS employees the opportunity to save money and help the environment.

SCM Elder Bus Offers Expanded Transportation Services Thanks to Federal Transit Grant

South Central Massachusetts Elderbus (SCM Elderbus) has been providing curb-to-curb transportation for seniors (age 60 and over) as well as those with disabilities in 21 South Central Massachusetts communities for the last 39 years. Recently the non-profit paratransit company, under contract with the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) to provide transportation to the elderly and […]

Federal Stimulus Program Brings New Buses to Worcester

The WRTA is changing the Rider Advocacy Board (RAB) meetings from monthly to quarterly in order to expand and diversify committed representation from our riders and to allow more time between meetings to gather input from the public. Click here to download article (PDF)

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