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 Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
E333-E338 2013 Proterra EcoRide BE35 UQM Eaton
2350-2353 2012 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G27B102N4)
Cummins ISL9
2354-2355 2012 Gillig Low Floor HEV 35'
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
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
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.
8301-8302 2008 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL
8401-8406 2008 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL
9303-9304 2009 Gillig Low Floor HEV 29'
(G30E102R2)
Cummins ISB 2010 models.
9305-9307 2009 Gillig Low Floor 29'
(G27E102R2)
Cummins ISL 2010 models.
9407-9408 2009 Gillig Low Floor HEV 40'
(G30D102N4)
Cummins ISB 2010 models.
9409-9416 2009 Gillig Low Floor 40'
(G27D102N4)
Cummins ISL 2010 models.

Retired

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year 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.[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
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
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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