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Holidays You, & the WRTA

  The WRTA Observes 11 holidays a year by either running no buses at all, or reducing them to a Saturday schedule. Martin Luther King Day, Monday January 18, buses will run on a Saturday schedule. Monday February 5th, Presidents Day, will also be run as a Saturday. Other Saturday schedules this year are Patriots Day (Mon. April 19), Columbus Day (Mon. October 11), and the Day After Thanksgiving (Friday, November 26}. On these holidays, the paratransit service will be running from 5:50 am to 10:40 pm.   Every year, there are any number of people trying to get to go [...]

By |2021-01-06T16:28:32+00:00January 5, 2021|Bus Holiday Schedules and More|0 Comments

The Pandemic & the WRTA

Every year there are fewer passengers using public transportation in Massachusetts.  At the WRTA, ridership has dropped by about half over the past ten years. This year ridership at the WRTA dropped to around 2/3 of the 2019 levels, yet it has kept more of its riders on board than any other system in the state. Part of this is because fares have been suspended since March. But mostly it's because the remaining riders have no choice. They have no car. It's too far to walk to work. It's too hard to carry the shopping home. Being essential [...]

By |2020-12-17T17:04:26+00:00December 16, 2020|WRTA and Pandemic|0 Comments
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