Public Announcements & Meetings



September 22, 2014

VACANCY
ADMINISTRATOR


The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) oversees fixed route, paratransit, and HST brokerage services with an annual operating budget of $12.7M in a small urban and rural environment in Berkshire County of Western Massachusetts. With a fleet consisting of both traditional coach and minibuses providing hourly service through the Intermodal Transportation Center, the BRTA recently instituted: a new service delivery system; a smartcard based fare structure; a new farebox collection system; ITS technology with RouteMatch software, including tablets, AVL, APC, and next stop annunciators. In the near future BRTA will explore funding strategies to enhance and increase services and open a One Call One Click Center for veterans. BRTA is under a 6 year contract with EOHHS to act as the broker for Human Service Transportation.

The Administrator is the CEO and responsible for all aspects of the BRTA's operation and development, including interaction with local, state and federal officials. The Administrator reports to the Advisory Board, which must approve service levels, fares and the annual budget.

Applicants must have senior management experience in a public transportation setting that included fixed route, paratransit, and brokerage services. Familiarity with federal, state, and local government, experience with service planning and implementation, as well as interaction with community-based interest groups are expected. A bachelor degree in public administration or business is required. This is a full time position with full benefits. Salary is commensurate with education level, knowledge, and experience. Interested parties must submit a resume with salary requirements, cover letter, and three references before 1PM Monday, October 6, 2014 to:

Administrator Search Committee
BRTA
One Columbus Avenue - Suite 201
Pittsfield, MA 01201


The BRTA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

May 30, 2014

SUMMER BUS ROUTE CHANGES

Effective May 30, 2014 the Route 7 express bus route between North Adams and Pittsfield will stop running for the summer. The Route 5 bus to Lanesborough will cover Route 7 to the Bailey Road area on the last run of the evening for those passengers needing to continue north, just let your driver know.

The Route 3 Shuttle service will end. The Clark Art Institue and the Ocean State Job Lots will become a demand stop on the Route 3 bus. Call 499-2782 ext 1 or let your driver know.

January 20, 2014

INFORMATION BUS FOR NEW BRTA FARES

The BRTA will have a Charlie Card informational vehicle where customers can exchange their old pass, obtain a Charlie Card or half fare card, or receive specific information at the following locations:



Week of September 29 - October 4

 
September 29
September 30
October 1
October 2
October 3
October 4
available available available available 9:00 - 12:00
Main Street
North Adams
available

Week of October 6 - October 11

 
October 6
October 7
October 8
October 9
October 10
October 11
abailable availableavailable 11:00 - 12:00
Senior Center
Great Barrington
12:15 - 2:00
Big Y
Great Barrington
11:00 - 3:00
Main Street
North Adams
available

Week of October 13 - October 18

 
October 13
October 14
October 15
October 16
October 17
October 18
Holiday available 12:00 - 3:00
Main Street
North Adams
11:00 - 12:00
Senior Center
Great Barrington
12:15 - 2:00
Price Chopper
Great Barrington
available available

Week of October 20 - October 25

 
October 20
October 21
October 22
October 23
October 24
October 25
available available available 11:00 - 12:00
Senior Center
Great Barrington
12:15 - 2:00
Big Y
Great Barrington
available available

Week of October 27 - November 1

 
October 27
October 28
October 29
October 30
October 31
November 1
available available available 11:00 - 12:00
Senior Center
Great Barrington
12:15 - 2:00
Price Chopper
Great Barrington
11:00 - 3:00
Main Street
North Adams
available


If your group or organization needs help with the Charlie Card program, or would like the information vehicle to visit your location, please contact the BRTA.


December 5, 2013

BRTA FARES FOR 2014

The BRTA will implement the proposed changes to the fare structure presented in public meetings during February 2013 in January 2014. These fare changes will coincide with the introduction of the CharlieCard and the new farebox system. To view a slideshow of the new fare structure, please CLICK HERE. (PDF)

To view an instructional video on the easy to use CharlieCard Vending Machine, please CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON BELOW.



July 22, 2013

BRTA PASSENGER SURVEY AVAILABLE ONLINE

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority will be conducting Passenger Surveys during the 2 week period of July 22 - August 3, 2013. Riders onboard select routes will be asked their opinion on topics ranging from bus size to frequency of service. The BRTA is testing a large print, fillable form PDF version of the Passenger Survey. You can open the PDF file, complete the survey, and email to the BRTA all from the survey document. Please send as an attachment using the envelope icon in the toolbar at the top of the survey document to info@berkshirerta.com.
To view, complete, and submit your survey, CLICK HERE. (PDF)

June 11, 2013

BRTA DBE Goal for Fiscal Year 2014-2016

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. BRTA's proposed DBE participation goal for all FTA-funded transportation programs from FY2014 through FY2016 is 0.19%. A description of this goal is available for review for 30 days following publication of this notice.

Public comments regarding the established goal will be accepted for 45 days from the date of this notice. DBE businesses are encouraged to inform the BRTA of their products and services.

Comments should be directed to:
DBE Coordinator
Berkshire Regional Transit Authority
1 Columbus Avenue Suite 201
Pittsfield, MA 01201