Worcester Regional Transit Authority

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Worcester Regional Transit Authority, or WRTA, is the transit system serving the city of Worcester (pronounced woos-ter) and the surrounding areas in Massachusetts.

History

  • Established in September 1974.

Routes

Maps & Schedules

  • 1 - Mount St. Ann via Providence St.
  • 2 - Worcester Regional Airport
  • 3 (Mon-Sat) - Worcester State University via Highland St.
  • 4 - Shoppes at Blackstone Valley via Millbury St.
  • 5 - Southwest Commons
  • 6 (Mon-Sat) - Tatnuck Square
  • 7 - Washington Heights Apartments
  • 8 (Mon-Fri) - Shore Drive Medical Building
  • 9 (Mon-Fri) - Worcester State University via Pleasant St.
  • 11 - The Fair Plaza
  • 14 (Mon-Sat) - Showcase Cinemas
  • 15 (Mon-Sat) - Shrewsbury Center
  • 16 (Mon-Sat) - Lincoln Plaza via Hamilton St. & Lake Ave.
  • 18 (Mon-Fri, during academic years) - Quinsigamond Community College
  • 19 - Webster Square, Clark University
  • 22 (Mon-Sat) - Shoppes at Blackstone Valley via Millbury Center
  • 23 - The Fairways Apartments
  • 24/24A (Mon-Sat) - UMass Medical Center
  • 25 - Auburn Industrial Park (Mon-Fri); Auburn Mall via Southbridge St. (Sat only)
  • 26 - Great Brook Valley, Allegro Microsystems
  • 27 - Auburn Mall via Main St.
  • 29 (Mon-Fri) - Southbridge
  • 30 - West Boylston Wal-Mart via Grove St.
  • 31 (Mon-Sat) - Lincoln Plaza via Grove St. & W. Boylston St.
  • 33 (Mon-Fri) - Brookfield Center
  • 34 (Sun only) - George Booth Apartments
  • 42 (Mon-Sat) - Webster Center

Fares

Current

Facilities

Office

  • Address: 60 Foster St., Worcester, MA 01608
  • Email: csfeedback@therta.com
  • Fax: (508) 752-1676
  • Phone: (508) 791-WRTA

Garage

  • Address: 287 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605

Transit Bus Fleet

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1367-1371 2020 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9
1372-1377 2021 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9
2350-2353 2012 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
2354-2355 2012 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
2378-2386 2022 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9
2417 2012 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL9
3356-3359 2013 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
3360-3364 2013 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
3387-3396 2023 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9
3419-3424 2013 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
4425 2014 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7 Built as a replacement for bus 2418.
8401-8406 2008 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL
9365-9366 2019 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins L9
9407-9408 2010 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB
9409-9416 2010 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL

On Order

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
No known outstanding orders

Retired

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Build
Date
Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-110 1980 GMC RTS-03
(T7H-603)
Detroit Diesel 8V71T Allison V730
111-129 1981 GMC RTS-04
(T7J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
120-126 (2nd) 1/1984 GMC RTS-04
(T7J-604)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Renumbered?
  • 124 was remanufactured by Complete Coach Works in September 1996. It was chopped down to 30 feet and was repowered with a Detroit Diesel Series 50 engine. It was eventually bought by The Children's Woodshop Bus in San Diego, CA, where it remains. (Lic. Plate: 7KUZ355).[1]
130-151 1983 GMC RTS-04
(T8J-204)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
172-175 1981 TMC T-30 CityCruiser Detroit Diesel 6V53T Allison MT-643
177-179 1986 Neoplan USA AN340A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
180-183 1986 GMC RTS-06
(T7J-606)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
E333-E338 2013 Proterra EcoRide BE35 UQM Eaton
E640 2015 Proterra Catalyst BE40 UQM Eaton
2051-2052 2000 Nova Bus RTS-06
(RTS72)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
  • Originally numbered 20051-20052.
2418 2012 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
8301-8302 2008 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL
9303-9304 2010 Gillig Low Floor HEV 29'
(G30E102R2)
Cummins ISB
9305-9307 2010 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL
9651-9661 1996 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T70-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
9662-9676 1996 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
9751-9758 1996 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T70-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
9759-9761 1996 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
9851-9854 1997 Nova Bus RTS-06
(T80-206)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
9855-9857 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06
(RTNFD82)
Detroit Diesel Series 50
9858-9863 1998 Nova Bus RTS-06
(RTNFD72)
Detroit Diesel Series 50

All-Time Paratransit Bus Fleet

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1999 Ford/ElDorado National ? 3 units
2001 Ford/ElDorado National ? 2 units
2003 Ford/ElDorado National ? 1 unit
2005 Ford/ElDorado National ? 3 units

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References