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Paratransit Meeting Update

Since the meeting on November 26, representatives of the union and First Transit have been negotiating with Federal mediators to see if an agreement can be reached by Friday November 30. As of 4:30PM today, there remains open communication between the two sides. Representatives will hold a meeting to vote on any final offer made… [ read more … ]

Paratransit Meeting

The meeting this morning with Federal mediators, representatives of the union, and First Transit has resulted in a follow up meeting scheduled for Friday November 30. This means all BRTA paratransit and fixed route service will operate as usual until after the results of the November 30, 2018 meeting are known. Additional information will be… [ read more … ]

Paratransit Strike Update

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) received notification late this afternoon that the strike date of “on or around November 16, 2018” has been postponed. A meeting has been scheduled for Monday, November 26, 2018 with Federal mediators, representatives of the union, and First Transit. This means all BRTA paratransit and fixed route service will… [ read more … ]

Paratransit Strike Update

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) received notification late this afternoon that the strike date of “on or around November 16, 2018” has been postponed until Monday November 19, 2018. This means all BRTA paratransit and fixed route service will operate as usual on Friday, November 16, 2018. Additional information will be posted to BRTA’s… [ read more … ]

Paratransit Strike Notice

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) received formal notification on Tuesday November 6, 2018 that the union membership of Paratransit Management of Berkshire (PMB) voted to reject the Best and Final Offers presented at their November 5, 2018 meeting. The membership has authorized a work stoppage to occur “on or about November 16, 2018″. This… [ read more … ]

Service Over State Route 7

The BRTA buses now travels over state route 7, six times every weekday. With the BRTA bus route service adjustments that started on September 4th, BRTA now has more service traversing state route 7 from September through May. The Route 34 bus leaves Downing Parkway, Pittsfield at 5:05 AM, connecting to state route 7, and… [ read more … ]

Advisory Board Approves Service Changes

BRTA Advisory Board Approves Service Changes and Efficiencies, effectiveSeptember 4, 2018. The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) Advisory Board voted to the make the following changes to BRTA services effective September 4, 2018. Effective September 4, 2018, the following changes will occur: The bus cash fare will remain the same for both full-fare and reduced-fare individuals. The… [ read more … ]

Request for Proposals (RFP 2018-01)

Insurance Brokerage, Claims and Risk Management Services for Vehicle Fleets The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) is requesting proposals from qualified insurance firms to provide insurance brokerage, claim management and risk management services to the Authority. Any contract awarded under this Request for Proposal (RFP) is subject to financial assistance contracts between the BRTA and… [ read more … ]

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