WRTA Advisory Board Meeting Notice January 19, 2023

Worcester Regional Transit Authority Open Meeting Notice for the Public. The WRTA Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, January  19, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. to be held via webinar on Zoom due to the Governor’s extension (pandemic-era policies) for remote public meetings.  Please see the link below to join the webinar:


Passcode: 002011 Telephone:  US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 646 931 3860  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 305 224 1968  Webinar ID: 895 3378 6262. Passcode: 002011   International numbers available: https://us06web.zoom.us/u/kbxY1y0Lx  


Chairperson –  What progress is being made and what are our short-term plans to: Upgrade damaged and missing bus stop signage? Improve reliability of service especially in terms of driver absences and shortcomings in our Bus Tracker system?  Better publicize that the WRTA fixed route and paratransit services are fare free? Let our riders and the public know, on a daily basis, of various updates and improvements that the WRTA makes?  Begin holding hybrid Advisory Board meetings – in person and virtual – starting in February?  Business from Personnel Committee – Chairperson. Report on the meeting January 6, 2023 which met in Executive Session for the purpose of review and discussions on Administrator’s contract and search firms for hiring an Administrator. Business from Advisory Board Vice-Chairperson. Brief Report by Vice-Chairperson Belanger on the City of Worcester’s Public Service and Transportation Committee meeting, on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 5 p.m. in the Levi Lincoln (North) Chamber. Administrators Reports: Service Changes due to Shortages, Brief on City Council Committee Meeting January 5, 2023.

Click on 20230119….  to review the open meeting notice for the advisory board meeting.

*The WRTA Advisory Board is accepting questions/comments from the public: email: admin@therta.com, phone: 508.791.9782, website via csfeedback@therta.com as well as via Zoom participation. In order to assist staff with processing your request we ask for a 48-hour notice of your intention to request.  Please give us your name, Zoom name – if different or phone number as well as city, along with your comments. To request participation in Zoom please use the “raised hand” icon in your settings. The board will address inquires during the” Business from the Public” portion of the meeting.

The WRTA meetings are conducted in accessible locations. If you need accommodations please contact Carolyn Foley at 508.453.3463 or email cfoley@therta.com. Request for accommodations needs to be placed at least 7 business days prior to the scheduled meetings.