WRTA Gets $346k for Paratransit Customers in Worcester County

WORCESTER – The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation [MassDOT] has announced that the Worcester Regional Transit Authority [WRTA] will be awarded $346,200 to improve its paratransit services.

“I am very happy that MassDOT has released this additional award money so that the WRTA can improve paratransit services across Central Massachusetts and the City of Worcester,” said Senator Harriette L. Chandler (D-Worcester). “The WRTA is so much more than transportation for commuters: it is a lifeline. People ride the WRTA to meet with friends and family, to go to the grocery store and shop, to go to temple or church on the weekend, and so much more.”

The WRTA award is part of the Baker-Polito administration and MassDOT’s additional $5.1 million funding awarded to RTA’s across the state.

WRTA’s funding will go towards next-day paratransit trip reservations/scheduling pilot for rural communities of Southbridge, Spencer, Sturbridge and Webster.


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