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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 … ]

Fixed Route Schedule Update

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA)has received comments regarding the limited fixed route service provided during the paratransit strike. Starting Tuesday December 11, 2018 the latest limited fixed route service bus schedule is below: For a PDF of the latest limited fixed route bus schedules click this link. Route 1 will operate 6:30 and 9:00 morning runs… [ read more … ]

Strike 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 8. Paratransit service will be limited to transporting only essential medical services on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9. On Monday, December 10,… [ read more … ]

Service Update 12/5/18

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) through BRTA’s management company First Transit has negotiated in good faith with all of our drivers, schedulers, and dispatchers. We continue to be open and available to negotiate with the paratransit drivers, as we have done with our fixed route bus drivers. Berkshire Transit Management (BTM), fixed route bus… [ read more … ]

Fixed Route Schedule Update

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA)has received comments regarding the limited fixed route service provided during the paratransit strike. Starting Tuesday December 4, 2018 the updated limited fixed route service bus schedule is below: For a PDF of the modified Route 1 and 11 schedules click this link. Route 1 will operate 6:30, 7:30, 9:00 and 10:00 morning runs… [ read more … ]

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… [ read more … ]

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