Public Announcements & Meetings



December 8, 2014

VACANCY
ASSISTANT 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 Assistant Administrator's duties include:
• Support, assist, and report to the Administrator
• Support the BRTA vision and goals for service delivery (fixed route, paratransit and brokerage)
• Oversight of Human Service Transportation Brokerage
• Compile and submit reporting to MassDOT
• Assist with Berkshire MPO-related issues
• Manage grants and special programs
• General administrative assistance
• Other duties as assigned

Applicants must have progressively responsible management experience in a public transportation setting that includes fixed route, paratransit, and brokerage services. Knowledge of regulations, policies, procedures and functions of Federal, State, and Local government is necessary. Experience with service planning and implementation, federal procurement process, as well as interaction with community-based interest groups are expected. A Bachelors degree is required, preferably in public administration, business, or finance. 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 to:

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

Responses must be received at BRTA before 1PM Monday, December 29, 2014.

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.

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 December 8 - December 13

 
December 8
December 9
December 10
December 11
December 12
December 13
available available available 1:30 - 4:00
Main Street
North Adams
available available

Week of December 15 - December 20

 
December 15
December 16
December 17
December 18
December 19
December 20
available 1:00 - 3:00
Price Chopper
Great Barrington
available 11:00 - 2:00
Main Street
North Adams
available available

Week of December 22 - December 26

 
December 22
December 23
December 24
December 25
December 26
December 27
available 12:00 - 3:00
Main Street
North Adams
available Holiday available available

Week of December 29 - January 3, 2015

 
December 29
December 30
December 31
January 1
January 2
January 3
available 1:30 - 4:00
Main Street
North Adams
available Holiday available 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