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One Big Family: Worcester’s bus riding culture

Full and original article posted on Worcester Magazine

#11 The Fair Plaza via Vernon Hill and Greenwood Street bus quickly fills up to near capacity at the hub, and is soon working its way up Vernon Street, passing Roots International Beauty Supply, No-Name Grocery, New England Ghanaian Seventh Day Adventist Church, Jack’s Variety and a few blocks away, Jimmy’s Variety, a reminder of the days it seemed everyone had their own corner store – and many of the residents traveled by bus.

Bus service as Worcester had known it for decades changed forever a little over a year ago on June 1, 2013 when the central transfer point for Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) routes was moved from Main Street and the Worcester Common to the new hub at Union Station.

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