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Snow Route Update – 12/9/14 – 3:40 PM

12/9/14 – 3:40 PM: Buses are running on regular route except for Route 2, 7 is not going to Coes Pond Village and 19.  Please check www.therta.com for updates.

60 Foster St., once 14 Cherry St., Worcester

The new WRTA headquarters next to Union Station has an address of 60 Foster St., but its predecessor on the site more than 50 years ago had an address of 14 Cherry St. The former site of Pratt & Inman might just as well have (and part of its complex did have) an address on Washington Square, all a testament to both the complicated intersection we all know as Washington Square (not a square at all) as well as the changing forces of transportation and urban renewal.

WRTA Customer Service Notice: New Hours begin December 1st 2014

New hours for the Customer Service Center at 60 Foster Street will start on December 1st 2014.   The hours will be Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Festival of Lights to kick off Oval skating Dec. 5, 2014

Worcester, MA — It’s that time of year again! The city of Worcester today announced it will host the annual Festival of Lights on Dec. 5. The annual holiday tree-lighting event will also kick off this year’s public ice skating at the Worcester Common Oval. FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: The City’s annual Festival of Lights is […]

WRTA Community Service Notice:  The WRTA Welcomes Porter and Chester Institute (PCI)*

PCI is celebrating their Worcester location Grand Opening on Thursday, December 11, 2014.  The newest PCI campus is located at 220 Brooks Street, Worcester, MA.  For more info visit www.PorterChester.com. This notice is part of the WRTA’s ongoing Community Service Program.

Blackstone Canal District Business Map Displayed at Hub

The WRTA has posted the Blackstone Canal District Business Map on our platform signage. The map is self-explanatory and features local businesses in that district. For information and to learn about their historic walking tour go to www.thecanaldistrict.com

Local kids make music at Apple Tree festival

Region – A Halloween bride played the drums at Grafton Middle School Oct. 26. Apple Tree Arts teacher Kim Webster soon joined her, on guitar.

Ridership continues to increase on town’s shuttle

WESTBOROUGH – The town’s new shuttle service is increasing in ridership, according to an official from the Central Mass. Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC).

Jonathan Church, a project manager with CMRPC, provided an update on the shuttle service to the Economic Development Committee (EDC) during its Oct. 7 meeting.

WRTA Customer Bulletin: Route 22 Service Notice

Due to the closure of the South Main Street Bridge in Millbury, which will be undergoing repair, the WRTA will be unable to provide service to Colonial Apartments. The closest bus stop to board the bus is at Main Street and Elm Street.

Free Flu Shots at the WRTA Hub – Two convenient days and times for our riders!

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) in conjunction with the City of Worcester’s Public Health Division will host a Free Flu Vaccine Clinic. The clinic will be at our 60 Foster Street location in the Hub Lobby on October 20, 2014 from 12 – 2 p.m. and November 10, 2014 from 10 -12 p.m. The […]

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