The Research Bureau is pleased to present its latest report: City on the Move: An Overview and Assessment of Worcester’s Transportation Needs.
A transportation center for centuries, Worcester has aggressively developed connections to the outside world. By land, air, and (if only for a few decades via the Blackstone Canal) by sea, Worcester has invested in the infrastructure necessary to move people and goods in and out of the city. Yet traffic continues to build. As industry and technology change, the city needs to reconsider its transportation infrastructure and address the future potential of such opportunities as increased density and innovations like automation and electrification. This report reviews the current state of Worcester’s transportation infrastructure and identifies considerations as the city looks to the future.