Public Announcements & Meetings

May 30, 2014


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


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 1 - September 6

September 1
September 2
September 3
September 4
September 5
September 6
Holiday availableavailable 10:00 - 2:00
Main Campus
11:00 - 3:00
Main Street
North Adams

Week of September 8 - September 13

September 8
September 9
September 10
September 11
September 12
September 13
available available 12:00 - 4:00
Main Street
North Adams
available available 10:00 - 2:00
Big Y
Great Barrington

Week of September 15 - September 20

September 15
September 16
September 17
September 18
September 19
September 20
available available available 9:00 - 12:00
Main Street
North Adams
available available

Week of September 22 - September 27

September 22
September 23
September 24
September 25
September 26
September 27
available available available 11:00 - 3:00
Main Street
North Adams
12:00 - 4:00
Price Chopper
Great Barrington

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

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


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


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
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