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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.

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.

Open Meeting for the Public – November 21, 2013

Worcester Regional Transit Authority Open Meeting Notice for the Public on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 8:30am at WRTA Hub 60 Foster Street, Worcester MA 01608, the WRTA Advisory Board will meet. Agenda:   Capital: Update on all new buses in service, Projects: 40 Quinsigamond Ave, Reports:  Update on performance metrics, Metric report forwarded to MassDOT, […]

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.

October 17, 2013 WRTA Advisory Board Meeting

The WRTA Advisory Board met on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 8:30am at WRTA Hub 60 Foster Street, Worcester MA 01608. Agenda: Finance: Update Forward funding, FY’13 Audit, Pay down old debt, Update FY ’14 Budget. Capital:Status of Electric & Gillig bus arrivals, Update 40 Quinsigamond Ave. Projects: Service Update, November Service Changes, Update Performance Metrics, Electric bus routing.  […]

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.

In Worcester, Patrick Touts Public Investments

Gov. Deval Patrick on Monday resumed his effort to publicize public investments in the wake of this year’s tax hikes. In Worcester, Patrick was scheduled to announce $15.9 million in funding for a new building at Quinsigamond Community College and $14 million toward a new maintenance facility for the Worcester Regional Transit Authority.

November Schedule Changes

WRTA Customer Bulletin Summary of Fixed-Route Service Changes for November 9, 2013 The Following Routes will have schedule changes during weekday afternoons:  2, 3, 6, 7, 19, 23, 25, 26, 30, 31, & 33. New Schedules are available here. In addition: Route 14: Schedule will remain the same however one timepoint on the schedule will change […]

WRTA performance still lags

WORCESTER — As the city’s bus service chips away at its poor on-time-performance rate, it is expanding service into four more towns in the region starting Dec. 1.

At a meeting Thursday morning, the Worcester Regional Transit Authority’s advisory board voted in favor of adjustments to the schedule for 14 of the 26 routes to improve on-time performance.

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