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Route A Community Shuttle – Service Adjusted for Tri-County Medical

Effective October 13, 2014, the Route A Community Shuttle Schedule will be adjusted slightly to service Tri-County Medical’s New Location. The Tri-County facility in Whitinsville has moved from 18 Granite Street to their newly constructed building at 1 Commerce Way . Click here for the updated Route A Community Shuttle Schedule.

One Big Family: Worcester’s bus riding culture

#11 The Fair Plaza via Vernon Hill and Greenwood Street bus quickly fills up to near capacity at the hub, and is soon working its way up Vernon Street, passing Roots International Beauty Supply, No-Name Grocery, New England Ghanaian Seventh Day Adventist Church, Jack’s Variety and a few blocks away, Jimmy’s Variety, a reminder of the days it seemed everyone had their own corner store – and many of the residents traveled by bus.

WRTA ridership on the rise in Northbridge

NORTHBRIDGE — Ridership on the Worcester Regional Transit Authority buses is up substantially since the service began at the beginning of the year.

Town Manager Theodore D. Kozak told selectmen Monday that according to the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, ridership on the two routes has increased fivefold.

Boylston resident part of electric car summit

WORCESTER — Rita Moran, of Boylston, is psyched about saving energy, electronic cars and going green, in general. She’s inviting everyone to share her enthusiasm and attend an electric vehicle event on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the National Grid Sustainability Hub, located at 912 Main St., in Worcester.

Ridership grows on Westborough shuttle

WESTBOROUGH – Ridership grew in June on a Worcester Regional Transit Authority shuttle bus service that connects the Westborough commuter rail station to businesses.

Riders to WRTA officials: Increase frequency of weekend routes, add holiday service

WORCESTER — If the Worcester Regional Transit Authority truly wants to improve its service, adding routes on the weekend, offering transportation services on holidays and making sure bus stops are clear of snow in the wintertime are good places to start, according to riders.

WRTA Featured in “Inside Worcester” August 2014 Edition

Douglas A. Belanger, one of three Democratic candidates for retiring 17th Worcester District State Rep. John J. Binienda’s seat, was understandably eager to discuss the WRTA when I interviewed him at the bus hub on June 19th .

WRTA Listening Sessions Schedule

The WRTA will be holding a series of Listening Sessions (dates and times below) to gather input for the Comprehensive Service Analysis currently underway by URS Corporation. Please consider offering your suggestions for service improvements or new services! City Neighborhoods South Worcester NC             August 14, 2014 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Worcester Regional Transit Authority puts fifth electric bus on the road

WORCESTER — The Worcester Regional Transit Authority will soon have five of its six electric buses on dedicated routes after the advisory board voted this week to adopt route and schedule changes, including the conversion of Route 25 to an electric bus.

WRTA faces big price tag for site cleanup

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority is anticipating a roughly $10 million price tag for a contractor to remove 45,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil before construction can move forward on a new dispatch center and garage on Quinsigamond Avenue.

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