This is a brief description of your options for travelling in the Worcester area. It's a
little tongue in cheek, but fairly accurate.
The only real public transportation in the city, they run the buses. Check their website for more info.
Commuter trains now run a couple of times a day between South Station in Boston and Worcester's Union Station.
A ghost-town if there ever was one. A brand new terminal was recently built,
but not much flies in and out of there for passenger flights. Massport
is taking it over and talking about building a new road to it.
It's on top of a fog covered hill with no major highway leading to it, hence
it doesn't get too much business use from Boston people.
You like sitting in traffic? This route runs all the way to Boston, but
your nuts if you take it that far. Route 9 is loaded with a lot of retail
businesses. If you need to find something, it's most likely on Route 9.
It's also the road you take into Shrewsbury for world famous Spags.
A modern 3 lane divided highway. This is the fastest way to leave the city,
unless it's rush-hour. If you need to get on the Mass-Pike or go to Rhode Island
You take it south. If you need to go to Boston, you take it to the Pike. If you
need to go to I-495 you take it to the east. I-290 is sort of a strange beast in
that it runs north-south through most of Worcester and Auburn until it turns into I-395
You need to go to Fitchburg, this is the road to take. Why go to Fitchburg?
They're within 10 miles of the border to New Hampshire, which means the blue
laws aren't in effect on Sundays. Otherwise, no one would probably go there.
Trust me, I went to college there, there's nothing there!
Currently being expanded in order to be the new connector for the Mass Pike and
I-290. A big waste of money in my mind since going to Auburn only adds 5
minutes to a trip to Boston and saves no time for a trip into Springfield or
points west of Worcester.
The toll road to Boston. It is rumoured the guy behind the design hated
the officials in Worcester, so he made it go through Auburn instead. Of
course when I look at it, I think he hated the people in Auburn far more
than those in Worcester. Either way, it's the best maintained road in the
state, it doesn't cost too much, and it's the quickest way to Boston or