WRTA Adding Bus Route for 3 Colleges
Full and original article posted on Worcester Business Journal Online
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).
The new route, to be known as line 10 on the WRTA system, will run between Assumption College, the College of the Holy Cross and Worcester State University. The route will be subsidized by the three schools, adding a bus stop at Assumption for the first time. The new route will enable students from HECCMA undergraduate institutions to reach other campuses and attend courses.
The new route will begin operating on Aug. 31, and will run throughout the academic year, up until May 27, 2016, according to HECCMA.
“This new bus line will provide students studying in Worcester much needed public transportation to explore specialized academic opportunities at neighboring city colleges and universities,” Assumption College President Francesco Cesareo said in a statement distributed by HECCMA.
The route will run through downtown between Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. . The buses will be open to all commuters, although college students will be able to purchase unlimited passes for use during a semester. Those passes, called UPasses, will be available for nominal a fee, according to HECCMA.