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No busman’s holiday for the RTA

QUINSIGAMOND AVE.—No one is more sympathetic to the plight of embattled MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott, who
recently resigned her position during “Snowmagadon” in the face of a furor over restricted and even eliminated commuter rail and bus service, than Steve O’Neil of Worcester’s RTA.

Toxic legacy

The road to a new bus facility for the Worcester Regional Transit Authority has been neither easy nor inexpensive, and dealing with the toxic legacy left at 42 Quinsigamond Ave. — the future home of the WRTA bus fleet — now seems likely to cost Massachusetts taxpayers at least $15 million.

Taxpayers left with bill to clean toxins, asbestos at future WRTA home

WORCESTER — In December 2012, Worcester Regional Transit Authority Administrator Stephen F. O’Neil told his board he didn’t know how much it would cost to rid toxic waste from land being eyed as a new home for the region’s bus fleet.

WRTA gets $1M federal grant for charging station for electric buses

WORCESTER — The Worcester Regional Transit Authority is in line for a $1 million federal grant to promote environmentally friendly public transportation in Worcester County.

WRTA to Suspend Service 2-2-15

2-1-15 The WRTA is suspending service tomorrow Monday February 2nd due to the severe winter warning of an expected twelve plus inches of snow. The city and the surrounding suburbs have done a yeoman’s job cleaning up after last Tuesday’s record breaking storm and we were back to regular routes by Friday afternoon. Unfortunately, the […]

Diesel rides wave of declining fuel costs

Diesel fuel buyers rarely get a break when fueling up, but they’re enjoying some relief now.

The fuel favored by commercial truck fleet managers, farmers and finicky car owners has dropped in price to an average of about $2.99 a gallon in Massachusetts, according to AAA Southern New England. Across New England, diesel prices have dropped an average of 92 cents per gallon over the past year, or about 22 percent, according to federal data.

Long a College Town, Worcester Now Looks the Part

WORCESTER, Mass. — Although College of the Holy Cross was founded here in 1843, and eight other prominent institutions of higher learning followed, it has taken most of the last two centuries for this sizable New England city to consider itself a college town.

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