FRAMINGHAM – The MetroWest Regional Transit Authority’s (MWRTA) first-ever and only executive director will retire in 2022.
Ed Carr announced his June 2022 retirement at the MWRTA meeting on Monday morning, October 4. His current contract expires in 2022.
Hired in 2007, Carr has been the driver of the regional transit authority, and its expansion in MetroWest.
It was Carr who partnered with current Senate President Karen Spilka to launch the regional transit authority, and nurtured the regional transportation system to now provide service to more than a dozen communities.
Senate President Spilka hekped establish the MWRTA in 2006, with Framingham its first community, followed by Natick.
Ashland, Holliston, Hopkinton and Wayland were later added to the service area.
Now the regional transit authority serves 14 communities, including Marlborough, Sudbury, Wellesley, Hudson, Milford, Weston, Dover, and Hopedale.
The base of operations for the MWRTA is in Framingham.