The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority has updated connections for some routes, edited the current schedules for easier customer use, and created a new circulator loop servicing Great Barrington with a starting date of December 30, 2019.
With the underutilization of the 21X pilot evening service connecting Pittsfield to Great Barrington, BRTA reviewed the online survey responses and will implement the suggested circulator loop connecting Main Street, Simon’s Rock, and Housatonic to the major employment/retail centers. This new service (BRTA Route 22) will repurpose the pilot funding of the two evening runs from the ITC in Pittsfield to the Big Y in Gt. Barrington. The latest survey data received suggested higher customer use of this new circulator loop (BRTA Route 22) within Gt. Barrington, rather than the connectivity between Pittsfield and Gt. Barrington. Customers will still be able to use the 5:30 PM express bus to Gt. Barrington and the 9:55 PM bus from Gt. Barrington to Pittsfield.
Both BRTA bus Route 11 and 15 will provide weekday service to Wayfair.
Again, in response to customer inquiries, Saturday service to BRTA Route 11 will be added to the new schedule line up beginning on December 30, 2019. Saturday service with consistent 120 minute headways for BRTA Routes 4, 11, 15, and 16 are included within the service updates.
Edits to the current BRTA Route 5 were redesigned to travel in the same direction all day, rather than change direction midday. This change will alleviate the customer confusion caused when BRTA combined Routes 5 and 13 in 2018.
Here is a link to the presentation outlining these new service changes effective December 30, 2019.