The Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities (MARTA) has a membership of all 14 RTAs in the state. Each RTA Administrator is a member of the Executive Board, as is four Associate Members, including one representing a not-for-profit organization. The website address for more information is www.matransit.com.
The Massachusetts Rural Transportation Assistance Program (MArtap) administers training and financial assistance programs to agencies providing transportation in rural communities. The BRTA Administrator currently serves on the MArtap Committee. Their website address is www.martap.org.
Not everyone in Massachusetts has easy access to a personal vehicle or public transportation. Ride Match was designed to help fill the gaps and provide the state's most vulnerable populations, as well as the agencies that serve them, with a way to easily identify all the transportation options within their communities.
Ride Match features a simple search interface that allows users to type in their origin and destination, time and day of travel, and other specific information about their trip. After the user submits this information, the system returns a list of available transportation options. Included in the results is full contact information, including the provider's company name, address and customer service number.
At GATRA, we are encouraging all organizations as well as private and non-profit transportation providers to become partners and help support this important resource and community service by calling us directly at 508-823-8828, ext. 272 or by filling out our online registration form at www.massridematch.org.
Downtown Pittsfield’s new parking program went into effect in January 2017. Each solar powered kiosk can accept cash or credit cards to pay the $1 per hour fee. The first 30 minutes are free to park, but you must enter your license plate number into the kiosk. Here is the city's website link containing all the parking information you will need.
Berkshire County Transportation Guide (Berkshires without Barriers) is a comprehensive list of Transportation Providers in Berkshire County. This transportation guide is intended to help everyone get around in Berkshire County and to encourage efficient use of existing resources. The Transportation Guide can be downloaded from:
The Berkshire Regional Planning Commission (BRPC) is a not-for-profit organization that conducts regional plans for transportation, land use, and other related projects in the Berkshires. Their website address is www.berkshireplanning.org.
The Green Mountain Community Network, Inc., a private not-for-profit organization was founded in early 2007, to manage the Green Mtn. Express, which has safely and efficiently provided transportation services in and around Bennington County, VT since 1985. The Orange Line (Monday - Friday 6:25AM - 6:53PM) serves Bennington, Shaftsbury, Arlington, Sunderland, Manchester, Pownal and Williamstown, MA via route 7A (north from Bennington and south from Manchester) www.greenmtncn.org