CITY OF WORCESTER
Public Service and Transportation Committee Meeting
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Esther Howland (South) Chamber
Convened: 5:31 P.M.
Adjourned: 5:40 P.M.
Joseph M. Petty
Clerk of the City Council
Susan M. Ledoux
|Chairperson Michael T Gaffney |
|Councilor Tony Economou |
|Councilor Konstantina B Lukes |
City Hall - 455 Main Street Worcester, Massachusetts
|Present Were:||Chairperson Councilor Michael T Gaffney
Councilor Tony Economou
Councilor Konstantina B Lukes @ 5:34 P.M.|
|Also:||WRTA Administrator Jonathan Church
DPWP Assistant Commissioner Robert Fiore
Assistant City Clerk Stephen A.J. Pottle, clerk
Katalina Rivera request installation of a streetlight in the vicinity of 37 Westmorland Dr.
# 11a CC December 20, 2016
Public Transportation Items
Petition of Councilor Tony Economou on behalf of the residents of Great Brook Valley request the bench at the bus stop in the vicinity of the health clinic be reinstalled, as soon as possible.
# 21c CC December 20, 2016
Petition of Jo Hart request the City work with the WRTA to display or to hand out, at least at the hub, both old and new schedules on the day the WRTA rolls out it's new schedules but does not roll out the buses on those new routes.
# 7r CC October 18, 2016
Petition of Jo Hart requests the City work with the WRTA immediately to issue printed lists of all bus-stop signs currently in position, which bus stops have been eliminated, which bus stops have been relocated, and which signs have been knocked down and should be replaced.
# 7s CC October 18, 2016
Petition of Jo Hart request City work with the WRTA to clarify how and why the late-night route of #19 got changed late May/early June with no notice at all and in-between WRTA's usual changes (the phone zap info did not change with the route) and to now change it to travel out and back on Main St. instead of Stafford St. and to make the route clear on schedules.
# 7v CC October 18, 2016
Petition of Jo Hart request City works with the WRTA and the Police Chief and Department of Public Works to issue printed directives of advance plans for routes/schedules for buses that must be rerouted because of planned events in the city. Further, request that WRTA be notified immediately of any emergency or construction/paving events that cause buses to be rerouted and that WRTA send a representative to notify passengers at that site, especially at a major locations like St. Vincent's and/or post signs at the affected stops notifying passengers of the rerouting.
# 7t CC October 18, 2016
Petition of Jo Hart request the City request the WRTA to change it's hit or miss system so all buses will operate one route only, not to change routes with no notification, and in fairness since some routes are interlined and some are not. The changeover at the new hub has never indicated which bus you might happen to be on. The small flickering signage is rarely complete or correct.
# 7u CC October 18, 2016
Order of Councilor Khrystian E. King - Request Standing Committee on Public Service and Transportation discuss continuing the bus route that services the area that includes 151 West Boylston Dr., in the interest of public safety and public service.
# 15m CC January 24, 2017