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Buses Off Snow Routes

Buses are off snow routes and back on regular service. Check for updates at www.therta.com

Proposed Service Changes for 2013

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE – The WRTA will conduct Public Hearings regarding proposed service changes to the WRTA fixed-route service that would go into effect in January 2013 and in April 2013.

WRTA’s mobile website is taking off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2012 WORCESTER _ Several months have elapsed since the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) embarked on a comprehensive technological upgrade of its entire system, which has made it on par with national and international cities across the globe. Today, statistics are showing that these upgrades are more than working. The […]

Proterra to Provide Three EcoRide Zero-Emission Battery-Electric Transit Buses to WRTA

SOURCE: PROTERRA CREATED: SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 Buses to be purchased through FTA Clean Fuels Grant The Worcester (Mass.) Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) was recently awarded a $4.4 million Federal Transit Authority Clean Fuels grant to purchase buses from Proterra Inc, the leading provider of zero-emission commercial transit solutions. The transit authority will use the grant money to […]

MassDOT to hold a series of statewide public discussions

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will be holding a series of statewide discussions that will be open to the public, in order to discuss the state’s transportation system. These meetings are being held in order to generate ideas and to help prioritize the Agency’s initiatives, both now and in the future. For more information […]

WRTA awarded for “Green Fleet” bus procurement project

For Immediate Release: September 11, 2012 Contact: Michael Mershon (202) 225-6101 U.S. REP. JIM MCGOVERN, U.S. SENS. JOHN KERRY AND SCOTT BROWN ANNOUNCE $4.4 MILLION FOR WRTA “GREEN FLEET” BUS PROJECT U.S. Representative Jim McGovern (MA-03), U.S. Senator John Kerry and U.S. Senator Scott Brown today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has […]

WRTA plays a role in the Eighth APTA Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PHILADELPHIA _ Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) Administrator Stephen O’Neil, along with Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) Transportation Program Manager Mary Ellen Blunt, and CMRPC Project Manager Jonathan Church recently presented at the Eighth Annual American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Sustainability and Public Transportation Workshop held August 5-8, 2012 in Philadelphia. […]

WRTA introduces new mobile ready website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2012 WORCESTER _ The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) has reached another technological milestone with the launch of its new, user-friendly mobile ready website. Due to the increasing demand for instant real-time access to bus schedules and information on mobile devices, the WRTA has designed a mobile ready website to […]

MassDOT State Transportation Improvement Program

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is pleased to announce the availability of the draft project listings for the proposed State Transportation Improvement Program for Federal Fiscal Years 2013 to 2016. These draft listings are a compilation of roadway, bridge, intermodal, and transit projects as developed by the Commonwealth’s 10 Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) and […]

Charlie Cards are coming to the WRTA

WORCESTER _ Not many things in life are free, however, on the weekend of April 28 & 29, 2012, the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) will offer free fare on all of its fixed bus routes. This “free ride” is being offered in conjunction with the installation of the WRTA’s new bus pass system and […]

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