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Monday, July 22, 2013


WRTA’s Advisory Board approved services changes, to go into effect on August 24, 2013

Board Action Item

Voted the WRTA advisory board approves the following changes as recommended by the administration:
  • Re-routing of routes, 1, 5, 15, and 16 (all in bound trips) via Franklin St.,
  • Rt. 2 will become a separate route extended to upper Pleasant St., Sunnyhill Dr. and Worcester Airport with sixty (60) minute headways,
  • Re-route 4, 11, 22 and 42 (outbound trips) from hub through Washington Sq. and Foster St.,
  • Route 6 would terminate at Tatnuck Sq. and it will be interlined with Route 30,
  • Re-route 8, 18 and 30 from Major Taylor Blvd. to Main St. and re-route Rt . 30 to Major Taylor Blvd.
  • Terminate Rt. 14 at Showcase Cinemas North
  • Increase the headway on Rt. 19 from twenty-five (25) minutes to thirty (30) minutes, interline it with Rt. 23 and short turn peak period trips at Apricot St. and Goddard Memorial Drive.
  • Route 24 trips into Seabury Heights and Greenhill Towers to be identified as Rt. 24A; all other trips to be identified as Rt. 24,
  • Add additional time to trips on Rt. 26 between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.,
  • Connect Rt. 27 with Rt. 5 and re-route segment of route in Auburn from Bryn Mawr Av. and Swanson Rd. to Auburn and Southbridge Sts.,
  • Extend headway on Rt. 33 to Spencer DPW and eliminate the mid-day trip to Brookfield
  • Routes 1,4,5,11,14,15,16,22,23,24,25,26,30 and 42 will no longer stop at City Hall,
  • Provide a free shuttle from the hub to City Hall with hours of operation from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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