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WRTA announces new shuttle connecting Southbridge, Dudley and Webster

Worcester, Mass., July 27, 2020: The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) is pleased to announce effective Monday, August 3, 2020 a new route serving Southbridge, Dudley and Webster will begin. This new service was made possible by MassDOT’s Workforce Transportation Grant Program. Funding through this grant will allow the WRTA to initiate, maintain, strengthen, and expand service to the workforce population.

WRTA Administrator Dennis Lipka said, “We are excited to have the opportunity to expand service to multiple businesses and destinations. It is important to give our riders access to as many destinations as possible. This new service will give riders access to a variety of potential job opportunities, educational opportunities, hospitals, and other amenities they might not normally be able to visit regularly. Riders will also have a direct connection to Worcester and the surrounding communities via WRTA Routes 29 and 42.”  

The new Southbridge, Dudley, and Webster shuttle will serve:

  • Big Bunny Plaza
  • Harrington Hospital (Southbridge)
  • Jacob Edwards Library
  • Dept. of Transitional Assistance
  • Southbridge Hotel & Conf. Center
  • Quinsigamond Community College (Southbridge)
  • MassHire Career Center
  • Big Y Plaza
  • Dudley District Court
  • Dudley Housing Authority
  • Dudley Municipal Complex
  • Webster Town Hall & Senior Center
  • Harrington HealthCare at Webster

The shuttle will begin as a free service for the month of August 2020. The route will connect with WRTA Route 29 (Southbridge), and Route 42 (Webster) that provides connections to the Auburn Mall, Worcester, and the WRTA Hub at Union Station.