Worcester is a city in the state of Massachusetts in the United States of America. Having a population of 172,648 in the 2000s census, Worcester is ranked the second or third largest city in New England.
Many of Worcester's points of interest are far spaced from one another. The only practical way to get around is by car. Public transit in Worcester is focused mainly on commuters. Cabs are no longer inexpensive, and are often more expensive per mile than cabs in other cities. If you're there for more than just a visit, bicycles are available from many used stores and are the best way to get around and explore. Buses in the city usually run every 30 to 60 minutes, with some running only every two hours depending on the route. Fare is $1.25 with an extra 25 cents for a transfer. Schedules are often been cut back and revised, and routes have been frequently eliminated. Buses on certain routes are often a half hour or more late, but be at your stop early as they often fly by a few minutes early in order to catch up for previous late stops.