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Paratransit Vote Update

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) just received notification that the latest offer presented to the Federal Mediator on Friday November 30, 2018 has been voted on by the paratransit union membership at their Sunday December 2, 2018 meeting and was rejected and “will result in a work stoppage commencing the morning of Monday December 3rd 2018” . This means all BRTA paratransit will not operate beginning on Monday December 3, 2018 for the duration of the strike. BRTA has subcontracted with other chaircar vendors to perform essential paratransit trips.

BRTA will operate limited fixed route service during the strike.

Route 1 will operate 6:30, 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 morning runs and 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30 evening runs.

Route 2 will operate 6:30, 8:30 morning runs and 3:30 and 5:30 evening runs.

Route 11 will operate 7:35, 8:35, 9:35, and 10:35 morning runs and 1:50, 2:50, 3:50 and 4:50 evening runs.

Additional information will be posted to BRTA’s website, as well as distributed to other media outlets once it is received.

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