MA: Worcester Councilor Gary Rosen: WRTA ‘possibly obsolete’

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May 30–WORCESTER — The City Council has agreed to have one of its standing committees hold a public hearing on whether the Worcester Regional Transit Authority is serving the public transportation needs of residents.

The council’s Public Service and Transportation Committee will also be looking at a recent recommendation offered by The Research Bureau to have the WRTA become a free bus system.

Councilor-at-Large Gary Rosen, who introduced the order Tuesday night calling for the public hearing, went so far as to describe the WRTA’s bus service as “inefficient, underutilized, taxpayer-subsidized and possibly obsolete.”

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