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Westborough: Lt. Gov. Polito talks business

WESTBOROUGH – Government can be a great thing when it’s working properly, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito told a crowd of business leaders Monday evening.

WRTA to hold public hearings on proposed bus service changes

WORCESTER – The WRTA Advisory Board is seeking input on several proposed service changes for bus riders that, if approved, will become effective the end of January 2016.

WRTA Adding Bus Route for 3 Colleges

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority is adding bus route that will run between three of the city’s colleges throughout the academic year, in an agreement with the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

O’Neil Retires and WRTA Appoints Tom Coyne as Interim Administrator

Worcester, MA – After nearly 40 years holding public service positions, with his last as the Administrator of the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA), Stephen O’Neil announced his retirement to the WRTA’s Advisory Board last week.

WRTA to hold August public meetings to review transit plan

Worcester _ The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) will hold public meetings at the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, Union Hall, Suite 200, Union Station, Worcester, to review the recently completed WRTA Regional Transit Plan. The plan, which was drafted in response to requirements of the Transportation Finance Bill passed in 2013, identifies the WRTA’s existing service and explores local markets with potential ridership.

Holden Days planning kicks off

After 10 years, Holden Days will have a new event sponsor: Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation.
According to Wachusett Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jen Stanovich, Stony Farm Realty passed on being the main event sponsor this year, and Brian Moore, aRutland resident and Branch Manager for Fairway, stepped up.

In reversal, utility is ordered to help clean up pollution on WRTA site

WORCESTER – The discovery of more toxic waste on Worcester Regional Transit Authority property, once owned by NSTAR, has triggered the state to order the power company to help clean up the Quinsigamond Avenue site.

Department of Justice race talk in Worcester tonight will focus on youth and education

WORCESTER – The Department of Justice conversations on race continue in Worcester with a meeting tonight focusing on youth and education.

WRTA Charlie Card

View the advantages to using the WRTA Charlie Card. English:                             PowerPoint file       Spanish (Español):       PowerPoint file      

Cleanup at WRTA site is right

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette (“T&G”) ran a front-page article Sunday, March 1 on the extraordinary and unanticipated environmental cleanup costs at property acquired just a year ago by the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (“Taxpayers left with bill to clean toxins, asbestos at future WRTA home.”)

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