Split vote on “possibly obsolete” WRTA comment shows transit divisions on Worcester City Council

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City Councilor Gary Rosen is pushing for public hearings on whether or not the WRTA is, in his words, “possibly obsolete,” and whether the city should continue to fund it. He opened the conversation at City Council Tuesday night, but not without opposition.

Councilor Khrystian King moved to delete the use of “obsolete” in the order, saying it’s an affront to bus riders. He said there are plenty of people who rely daily on the bus, and labeling it as such sends the wrong message.

“I just can’t go along with saying the WRTA is obsolete,” King said.

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