Worcester gears up mass...

Worcester gears up mass transportation, but long road lies ahead

Full and original article posted on Telegram.com

WORCESTER – Twenty years ago, Union Station was vacant, its roof had collapsed and trees were growing in the grand, main concourse.

Twelve years ago, and again six years ago, no commercial airlines flew out of Worcester Regional Airport, and the city entertained discussions of turning the property into a casino or housing.

Last year, the Worcester Regional Transit Authority raised fares and cut services to overcome a nearly $800,000 deficit.

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