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BRTA service response to COVID-19

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is committed to the health and safety of our customers utilizing BRTA during this uncertain time of the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure the health and safety of our vehicle operators, BRTA has instituted social distancing while riding. Signs will be posted in all vehicles prohibiting seating directly behind the vehicle operator, unless a mobility device prevents sitting elsewhere.

As of this moment, there have been no changes to any BRTA bus routes or schedules. BRTA provides lifeline service to the transit dependent residents of Berkshire County for transportation to work, medical appointments, pharmacies, and the grocery store. We will continue to provide these services for as long as possible under the ever-changing landscape of life as we know it under COVID-19. When service changes are warranted, a press release to local media outlets will be made. BRTA’s website Public Announcement Page will include any service updates.

All BRTA vehicles and both facilities receive daily cleaning using products that are effective against the spread of the Coronavirus. Following COVID-19 protocols, the BRTA has also limited public use of the Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) to those utilizing BRTA’s bus service, intercity bus, or Amtrak. Last week, BRTA removed tables and increased spacing between seating to promote social distancing while inside the ITC.

Our staff and customers’ safety remain important to us.

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