Worcester Regional Transit Authority


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The WRTA will hold Public Meetings to obtain public comment regarding proposed routing and schedule changes to certain bus routes that would go into effect at the end of June 2017, and a proposed fare increase scheduled to take effect July 1, 2017. Please note that the following route and schedule changes and the fare increases are PROPOSALS at this time and are not final until voted by the WRTA Advisory Board.

This announcement has been provided in Audio Format for the convenience of our ridership. Please use the following link:


WRTA is providing a survey for the June 2017 proposed service and fare changes please use the following links to complete the survey.

English: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wrtajune17
Spanish: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wrtajune17ES

Changes are proposed for the following WRTA bus routes:

Route 1 – Eliminate Saturday and Sunday service.
Routes 1 and 22
– Existing routes would be merged together to create a new route serving parts of Providence, Dorchester, Houghton, and Heywood Streets connecting to Walmart (Rt. 146). Route 4 would be extended to serve Millbury Center.
Route 10
– Eliminate route.
Route 14 – On Weekdays, reduce frequency from 30 minutes to 60 minutes after the midday schedule. On Saturdays, eliminate service.|
Routes 9, 16, and 31 – Routes would be merged together into a clockwise and counter-clockwise loop route.
Routes 19 and 30 – Eliminate select extra trips.
Route 22
– Eliminate service on Saturdays.
Route 25 – Eliminate service on Sundays.
Route 34 (Sundays only)
– Merge existing routing to current Route 24 routing (Belmont St. to UMass).
Downtown Hub Loop
– Eliminate service.
Elder Shopper
– Eliminate service.
Late Night Service (trips after 10:00 PM) – Eliminate service. (Routes 5, 7, 9A, 11, 19, 23/26, 24, and 30).

The meetings will be held at the following times and locations:

Monday, March 20th, 2017
at 1:00 PM
Union Hall at CMRPC Offices, Union Station,
2nd Floor, 2 Washington Square,
Worcester, MA 01604
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
at 2:00 PM
Webster Town Hall, Board of Selectmen Meeting Room,
350 Main Street, Webster, MA 01570
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
at 12:30 PM
Worcester Senior Center,128 Providence Street,
Worcester, MA 01604
Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
at 5:00 PM
Union Hall at CMRPC Offices, Union Station,
Floor, 2 Washington Square, Worcester, MA 01604
Wednesday, March 29th, 2017
at 2:00 PM
Northborough Senior Center, Activity Room 2,
119 Bearfoot Road, Northborough, MA 01532
Monday, April 3rd, 2017
at 5:00 PM
Jacob Edwards Library, Pioppi Conference Room,
236 Main Street, Southbridge, MA 01550
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
at 3:00 PM
Spencer Town Hall, McCourt Social Hall,
157 Main Street, Spencer, MA 01562
Thursday, April 6th, 2017
at 3:00 PM
Millbury Town Hall, Large Conference Room,
127 Elm Street, Millbury, MA 01527
Monday, April 10th, 2017
at 2:00 PM
Henry Woods Building (Town Hall), Selectmen’s Room,
40 West Street, Barre, MA 01005
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
at 5:00 PM
Worcester Public Library, Saxe Room,
3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608

Changes are proposed for the following WRTA fares:


For more information, please visit www.therta.com or contact WRTA Customer Service at (508) 791-9782.

WRTA Meetings are conducted in accessible locations. If you need accommodations, please contact WRTA Customer Service at (508) 791-9782 at least fourteen (14) business days prior to the scheduled meetings.


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