WRTA’s future after COVID-19 crisis is uncertain

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WORCESTER — Worcester Regional Transit Authority Administrator Dennis J. Lipka envisions a future with more dispensers of hand sanitizer, enhanced cleaning of buses, and a lot of uncertainty as the bus system tries to recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re working on a couple of different scenarios on how we come out of this based on available funding, when the governor’s declaration of nonessential work is lifted, and lastly what the state budget looks like,” Lipka said in a recent interview. “But at this point there are a lot of ideas floating around, but floating around in an uncertain environment … this is a world-changer.”

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