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WRTA Announces New Shuttle Service Connecting Southbridge, Dudley and Webster

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) is pleased to announce effective Monday, August 3, 2020 a new route serving Southbridge, Dudley and Webster will begin. This new service was made possible by MassDOT’s Workforce Transportation Grant Program. Funding through this grant will allow the WRTA to initiate, maintain, strengthen, and expand service to the workforce population.

WRTA Administrator Dennis Lipka said, “We are excited to have the opportunity to expand service to multiple businesses and destinations. It is important to give our riders access to as many destinations as possible. This new service will give riders access to a variety of potential job opportunities, educational opportunities, hospitals, and other amenities they might not normally be able to visit regularly. Riders will also have a direct connection to Worcester and the surrounding communities via WRTA Routes 29 and 42.”

The new Southbridge, Dudley, and Webster shuttle will serve:

  • Big Bunny Plaza
  • Harrington Hospital (Southbridge)
  • Jacob Edwards Library
  • Department of Transitional Assistance
  • Southbridge Hotel & Conf. Center
  • Quinsigamond Community College (Southbridge)
  • MassHire Career Center
  • Big Y Plaza
  • Dudley District Court
  • Dudley Housing Authority
  • Dudley Municipal Complex
  • Webster Town Hall & Senior Center
  • Harrington HealthCare at Webster

Click here to view the route on our interactive story map!

Click here to view the route map and schedule.

The shuttle will begin as a free service for the month of August 2020. The route will connect with WRTA Route 29 (Southbridge), and Route 42 (Webster) that provides connections to the Auburn Mall, Worcester, and the WRTA Hub at Union Station.

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The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) is a regional transit system that services the City of Worcester and the surrounding 36 communities in the Central Massachusetts area with a bus fleet that includes all-electric buses as well as many diesel-electric hybrid buses. The second largest regional transit authority in Massachusetts, the WRTA offers reliable, comfortable, and safe transportation for traveling to work, shopping, school, medical appointments, and leisure activities. The WRTA also provides paratransit service for the elderly and disabled, as well as a variety of special services for those groups in the entire service area. For more information, visit www.TheRTA.com

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