Public Announcements & Meetings



April 4, 2015

ADDITIONAL BUS SERVICE FOR SOUTH COUNTY

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority is announcing additional fixed route bus service for South County. Beginning Monday, April 13, 2015, there will be an additional express route with limited stops between Great Barrington and Pittsfield mirroring the established 6:10 AM service. The new start time from the ITC in Pittsfield will be at 7:10 AM arriving at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds Plaza at 7:50 AM. Another bus will be leaving the post office in Ashley Falls at 7:25 AM, travelling through Sheffield, to arrive at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds Plaza at 7:53 AM. This allows further travel north bound on the Great Barrington Express to Pittsfield.

In the evening, there will be express service between Pittsfield and Great Barrington leaving the ITC at 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM. The 5:30 PM bus will leave the Great Barrington Fairgrounds Plaza at 6:15 PM, traveling through Sheffield, to the Ashley Falls Post Office arriving at 6:43 PM. At 6:55 PM, the bus will depart the Great Barrington Fairgrounds Plaza and arrive at the ITC in Pittsfield at 7:55 PM.

As this new service is meant to be express service between South County and Pittsfield, the traditional flag stop option will not be available at this time.

This is a proposed 6 month trial service ending October 13, 2015.

Specific schedule or route information may be obtained by contacting the operations department at 1-800-292-BRTA extension 1.

April 9, 2015

BRTA BOARD MEETING

The next meeting of the BRTA Advisory Board is scheduled for 4PM on Thursday May 28, 2015 in the second floor Boardroom of the ITC.

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 April 6, 2015 - April 11, 2015

 
April 6
April 7
April 8
April 9
April 10
April 11
available available 11:00 - 2:00
Main Street
North Adams
available available available



Week of April 13, 2015 - April 18, 2015

 
April 13
April 14
April 15
April 16
April 17
April 18
available available 11:00 - 1:00
Price Chopper
Gt. Barrington
available available available


Week of April 20, 2015 - April 25, 2015

 
April 20
April 21
April 22
April 23
April 24
April 25
available available 11:00 - 2:00
Main Street
North Adams
available 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