Worcester Regional Transit Authority to Welcome New Administrator, Joshua Rickman

Worcester, MA — Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Joshua Rickman as our new Administrator. With a distinguished career spanning over a decade in the transportation industry, Joshua brings a wealth of expertise, and a proven track record of success to this vital role. Prior to being selected as the Administrator for WRTA, Joshua was employed by CT Transit as the Assistant General Manager of Planning and Marketing. He also served as the Director of Operations and Planning for Pioneer Valley Transit Authority. His extensive experience and comprehensive understanding of modern transit systems, coupled with his visionary leadership, made him the ideal candidate to lead WRTA.

To demonstrate our unwavering confidence in Joshua’s ability, we are delighted to announce that he has signed a 3-year contract with WRTA, starting August 21, 2023. This contract signifies our shared dedication to advancing our public transportation infrastructure, streamlining operations, and providing our residents with great service that expands throughout 37 communities.

Please join us in welcoming Joshua Rickman as the new Public Transit Administrator for WRTA. Together, we will create a sustainable, accessible, and forward-looking transportation network that enhances the lives of our residents and fosters the growth and prosperity of our city and surrounding communities.


The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) is a regional transit system that services the City of Worcester and the surrounding 36 communities in the Central Massachusetts area with a bus fleet that includes diesel-electric hybrid buses, and clean-diesel buses. The second largest regional transit authority in Massachusetts, the WRTA offers reliable, comfortable, and safe transportation for traveling to work, shopping, school, medical appointments, and leisure activities. The WRTA also provides paratransit service for the elderly and disabled, as well as a variety of special services for those groups in the entire service area. All fixed routes and paratransit services are free through June 2024.