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Taxi Ticket Program Ending

Beginning July 1, 2019, Berkshire Regional Transit Authority’s (BRTA) Taxi Ticket program will no longer sell blue taxi tickets, as this program will be ending. Due to the significant decline in ridership, the BRTA Advisory Board approved the recommendation to discontinue this service. After July 1, 2019, you will no longer be able to purchase… [ read more … ]

BRTA’s Pilot Weekday Evening Service

On Monday, July 1, 2019, the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) will increase the limited evening bus service to include transportation to both North Adams and Great Barrington. Currently there is later evening bus service on the Route 11N-BCC Night Loop. The hours of service will remain the same and will travel: from the Intermodal… [ read more … ]

Expanded BRTA’s Pilot Evening Service

On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) began a pilot program for limited evening bus service. The initial route selected for the later evening bus service was the 11 N-BCC Night Loop and will run weekdays until Friday, May 24, 2019. Using the data collected from customers, operators, riders, and surveys,… [ read more … ]

BRTA Pilot Evening Bus Service

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) will begin a pilot program for limited evening bus service on January 22, 2019. The initial route selected for this later evening bus service is the 11N – BCC Night Loop and will run weekdays until May 24, 2019. The hours of service will be 5:50PM – 9:55PM and… [ read more … ]

Service Update

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) reported that discussion between the mediator, First Transit, and the union have been ongoing since late last week, but nothing resulting in a settlement agreement as occurred. Any additional information will be posted to BRTA’s website, as well as distributed to other media outlets once it is received. Your… [ read more … ]

Paratransit Strike Settled

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) just received notification that the latest offer presented to the Federal Mediator this morning has been voted on by the paratransit union membership at a meeting and was approved. This means all BRTA fixed route bus service will operate as usual beginning Wednesday, December 19, 2018 and the paratransit service… [ read more … ]

Weekend Service Update

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) announced this afternoon that should the current paratransit strike continue into the weekend, the current limited fixed route bus service will not run on Saturday, December 15. Paratransit service will be limited to only transporting essential medical services on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16. On Monday, December 17, the fixed bus… [ read more … ]

Strike Service Update

Paratransit Management of the Berkshires, the operating company managing the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) paratransit service was informed a short time ago that the most recent offer for a new paratransit service labor agreement was rejected by the employees represented by Teamsters Local 404. The latest proposal presented would have provided for annual January 1 wage… [ read more … ]

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