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2013 Public Notices

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The WRTA meetings are conducted in accessible locations. If you need accommodations please contact Tess Sebastian at tsebastian@therta.com. Request for accommodations needs to be placed at least 7 business days prior to the scheduled meetings.

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

Open Meeting for the Public – January 16, 2014

Worcester Regional Transit Authority Open Meeting Notice for the Public on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at WRTA Hub 60 Foster Street, Worcester MA 01608, the WRTA Advisory Board Building Committee will meet. Agenda:  40 Quinsigamond Ave Site   Click Here for Full Notice

December 19, 2013 Advisory Board Meeting

Worcester Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board met on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. at WRTA Hub 60 Foster Street, Worcester MA 01608. Agenda:   Capital: Update on all new buses.  Projects:  Update 40 Quinsigamond Ave, Closeout with Clever Devices, Increasing use of the Charlie Card. Reports: Update on metrics.  Other: Additional seat on the […]

MA Department Public Information Meeting – Belmont St Rehab Project

Massachusetts Department of Transportation is holding a Public Information Meeting for the Belmont Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project on Thursday December 19th 2013 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  The meeting will be at the UMass Memorial Hospital Campus Amphitheater, Building North One.  The street address is 119 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA.  The purpose is to […]

Open Meeting for the Public – December 19, 2013

Worcester Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 8:30am at WRTA Hub 60 Foster Street, Worcester MA 01608.   Agenda:   Capital: Update on all new buses.  Projects:  Update 40 Quinsigamond Ave, Closeout with Clever Devices, Increasing use of the Charlie Card. Reports: Update on metrics.  Other: Additional seat on […]

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 […]

November 21, 2013 Advisory Board Meeting

Worcester Regional Transit Authority Advisory Board met on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 8:30am at WRTA Hub 60 Foster Street, Worcester MA 01608. Agenda:   Capital: Update on all new buses in service, Projects: 40 Quinsigamond Ave, Reports:  Update on performance metrics, Metric report forwarded to MassDOT, Visit to Greenville, SC, Selection of electric bus routes, […]

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.

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