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BRTA located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201


About the BRTA

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority provides public transportation services to its 26 member communities within Berkshire County, the western most region of Massachusetts. The BRTA's daily service area spans a region as large as Rhode Island; bordered by Vermont to the north, New York to the west and Connecticut to the south. Fixed route service is provided by fourteen bus routes in 12 communities from Williamstown to Great Barrington, Monday through Saturday. Paratransit services are provided to eligible persons from the BRTA's member communities for ambulatory, non-ambulatory, or complementary paratransit ADA service.

BRTA Bus Stop

Whether you are interested in learning more about our fixed route bus system or schedules, our many public transportations services for those who can not access the bus system, gaining efficiencies in getting around the Berkshires, helping to clean our air and environment or preserve our natural resources, reducing congestion and helping to increase our independency from foreign oil, or just curious about what we do, we are glad that you stopped by.

By using the various categories in the navigation box to the left, you should find answers to common questions concerning public transportation in our beautiful part of the world. It is certainly challenging to preserve our services in such a predominantly rural part of Massachusetts. Yet, you may also rest assured that we continually work hard, along with our elected officials and area stakeholders, to advocate for improving the services which are so critical to thousands of people by enhancing mobility throughout the Berkshires.

We thank our federal and state governments for providing the lion's share of funding necessary to provide public transportation, as well as our twenty-four Berkshire member communities for also providing financial assistance as well as oversight through volunteerism on our Advisory Board, working on approving our budgets and deciding on how to best allocate our resources.

Whether your reside or work in the Berkshires or planning to visit, we hope that you find this site useful in gaining knowledge about what is available in helping you to get around.


"REAL TIME" BRTA BUS INFORMATION AVAILABLE

BRTA announces a system wide map complete with "real time" bus information. "Where's my B-bus?" link allows BRTA customers access to the location of all fixed route vehicles. Choose the route you want to see, click on the bus traveling on your selected route, and zoom in on the map to find your location. Click on the blue bus contained in the white circle to see the scheduled departure time for that bus stop. This web based information is accessible on tablets, laptops, smartphones, or desktop computers.

BRTA BUS INFORMATION VIA SMARTPHONE

A FREE smartphone application to access BRTA bus information is now available! Instead of looking down the street for the next available bus, simply use your smartphone.
From the FREE marketplace install the RouteShout application. Using your phone's GPS location, this application will list nearby stops and provides the same next available bus time.

Or from your phone's browser application:

1. Type in: m.routeshout.com
2. Choose RouteShout, then from the transit agency listing at the bottom of the page, locate the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority in Massachusetts
3. From the main menu, choose either route, address, or locate me
4. If you chose route, click on the route number, then your stop, for the next available bus time

BRTA also has a pilot program using QR code and texting of the next bus information, look for the green bus stop signs near BCC, Williams, or MCLA.

You will never have to call the BRTA and ask "Where's my B-bus?"

THE NEW BRTA FORMATED SCHEDULES WITH ROUTE MAPS ARE BEING INTRODUCED WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF JULY 1, 2019. SCHEDULES CONTAINING A QR CODE AND DATED SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 ARE STILL VALID. THE SYSTEMWIDE ROUTE MAP HAS BEEN UPDATED ALSO WITH A SEPTEMBER 2018 REVISION DATE.

BRTA operates a flagstop service where the buses are in service once they depart from the Maintenance Facility at 67 Downing Parkway until they return at the end of their day. Customers can "flag" a bus (or wave at the bus as if hailing a cab), pay the fare, and begin their ride whenever they see a BRTA bus. Be sure to stand on the correct side of the road. The schedules below provide detailed information on early morning and later evening bus routes when customers can "flag" down a bus.


BRTA New system wide route map (PDF)


The following updated BRTA fixed route schedules will take effect on December 30, 2019, Click on the links to view the nine updated schedules.

Route 3 Schedule (PDF) Route 4 Schedule (PDF)

Route 5 Schedule (PDF) Route 11 Schedule (PDF)

Route 12 Schedule (PDF) Route 14 Schedule (PDF)

Route 15-16 Schedule (PDF) Route 21 & 21X Schedule (PDF)

Route 22 Schedule (PDF)

To print or preview the BRTA fixed route schedules, Click on the links below.

Route 1 Schedule (PDF) Route 2 Schedule (PDF)

Route 3 Schedule (PDF) Route 4 Schedule (PDF)

Route 5 Schedule (PDF) Route 11 Schedule (PDF)

Route 11N BCC Night Loop (PDF) Route 12 Schedule (PDF)

Route 14 Schedule (PDF) Route 15-16 Schedule (PDF)

Route 21 & 21X Schedule (PDF) Route 34 Schedule (PDF)

BRTA PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Visit the new webpage to see how the BRTA measures up by CLICKING HERE.