The Research Bureau

Promoting Informed Debate and Decision-Making through Public Policy Research

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau serves the public interest of Greater Worcester by conducting independent, non-partisan research and analysis of public policy issues to promote informed public debate and decision-making. For thirty years, The Research Bureau has worked to protect the public interest in Greater Worcester by identifying issues, investigating impacts, and educating the public and government officials of opportunities and best practices.

A nation may establish a system of free government, but without the spirit of municipal institutions it cannot have the spirit of liberty.”
Alexis deTocqueville, Democracy in America

The Implications of a Fare-Free WRTA

 

Worcester Almanac: 2019

 

Bureau Brief – Chapter 70 Reform

 

Seeking Executive Director

 

Choosing a Better Voting System

 

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The Implications of a Fare-Free WRTA
May 22, 2019

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA), like many bus systems, suffers from low and declini…

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Worcester Almanac: 2019
Mar 29, 2019

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau is pleased to present the fifth annual Worcester Almanac—ou…

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Bureau Brief – Chapter 70 Reform
Mar 21, 2019

The Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993, codified under Chapter 70 of the Massachusetts Gener…

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