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Open Meeting for the Public – January 16, 2014

Worcester Regional Transit Authority Open Meeting Notice for the Public on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at WRTA Hub 60 Foster Street, Worcester MA 01608, the WRTA Advisory Board will meet. Agenda:   Capital, Projects, Reports, Finance, First Transit, PBSI, CMRPC and others.   Click Here for Full Notice

Westborough Officials Cut Ribbon to Commemorate New Business Shuttle Service

WESTBOROUGH _ On Monday, December 9, 2013 at 7:30 a.m., Westborough officials, leaders of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA), Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC), Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, 495/Metrowest Partnership, Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, and local business leaders will commemorate the official launch of the new WRTA business shuttle service in Westborough, with a Ribbon Cutting event. The event will take place at the MBTA Commuter Rail Station in Westborough, on Smith Parkway and Fisher Street.

Westborough bus service links rail, office parks

WESTBOROUGH — Only a handful of riders so far have taken the new shuttle connecting local office parks with the MBTA station, but regional planners say the bus will satisfy the longstanding need to link city-dwelling commuters to their suburban jobs.

The new shuttle service started Monday, running 13 weekday round trips through Westborough, including morning and evening trips to the office parks and MBTA station that coincide with inbound and outbound trains.

MASSPIRG Press Release shows declines in driving and increases in public transportation for urbanized areas in Massachusetts

    Report shows Boston driving less, Reduction in  car commuting among nation’s fastest and biking gains among the largest in the nation.   Boston  –  This first of it’s kind report by MASSPIRG Education Fund shows reduced driving miles and rates of commuting in Massachusetts’ urbanized areas – including Boston and Worcester.   Click […]

DOT says ice on roads formed quickly, crews couldn’t keep up

WORCESTER – Donna Ellis saw commotion ahead on Interstate 290 westbound. She didn’t know what was in front of her, but once she saw the pile of cars the 48-year-old city resident hit the brakes.

But instead of avoiding the 65-vehicle crash Sunday morning, Ms. Ellis found herself slamming into a car, then into a side barrier.

New Community Shuttle Service in Grafton, Northbridge, Paxton and Westborough

In December 2013, the WRTA will begin flexible fixed-route shuttle service in the towns of Grafton, Northbridge, Paxton and Westborough. These new services will provide transit service that has not operated in these communities in over 40 years. Service will begin in Grafton, Northbridge and Westborough on Monday, December 2, 2013 and operate on all […]

Schedule For New Westborough Bus Service Available

The service starts next Monday, Dec. 2.

The schedule for the Worcester Regional Transit Authority’s new weekday Westborough bus service is out.

Westborough to get public shuttle service

Westborough – The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) has tentative plans to start offering two routes of shuttle service in the town of Westborough next month. Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) Project Manager Jonathan Church announced the shuttle route plans to the Board of Selectmen during the board’s Nov. 12 meeting, indicating that specific times and locations may be subject to change.

WRTA gearing up for Northbridge bus routes

NORTHBRIDGE — Worcester Regional Transit Authority buses will be rolling through town starting next month.

The WRTA will have two routes into Northbridge — from the WalMart in Whitinsville to the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley in Millbury and from the Grafton train station to the Linwood Mill Apartments.

Local businesses ensure a happy Halloween for kids in need

Region – When Barbara Clifford, president of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce, learned about the number of families living in temporary housing in several local motels, she felt compelled to help but didn’t know where to start. But over the course of two days, thanks to the generosity of several local businesses, she helped to coordinate an outing for the approximately 30 children and their parents that made their Halloween a much happier one this year.

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