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Bus Service Stops for the Summer

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA)’s Route 3 Shuttle will stop running for the summer beginning on May 22, 2018. This route currently operates from September through May to coincide with college students residing on campus. BRTA’s regular bus Route 3 servicing Williamstown to North Adams via US Route 2 and bus Route 1 connecting… [ read more … ]

Public Meetings on Proposed Changes

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) will be holding public meetings to receive comments on the proposed service and fare changes that would go into effect on July 1, 2018. BRTA was advised by MassDOT to expect level funding of the statewide regional transit authorities’ allocation, at the FY 2015 level of $80.4 million. BRTA… [ read more … ]

Bus Route 21 Changes

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) was informed today that the following detour will occur over the next few months: Glendale Road in Glendale (Stockbridge) is closed for construction between Mohawk Lake Road and Christian Hill Road. This closure will affect our ability to service the Glendale Post Office bus stops. The BRTA Route 21… [ read more … ]

BRTA to Close Early Today

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) will be closing early today due to the imminent snow storm. Heavy snow is predicted to cover the Berkshires early this afternoon at the rate of 1 to 3 inches per hour. For the safety of BRTA customers, operators, and the general public, BRTA bus service will stop running… [ read more … ]

Paratransit Update

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) just received notification that the tentative agreement settled on at the February 21, 2018 meeting with the paratransit union representatives and a Federal Mediator has been voted on by the paratransit union membership and approved. Thank you to the BRTA customers for your patience, understanding, and ridership during this… [ read more … ]

Paratransit Meeting

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) just received notification that today’s noontime meeting with the paratransit union representatives and a Federal Mediator has resulted in a tentative agreement that will be voted on by the paratransit union membership. This membership meeting is tentatively scheduled for Friday February 23, 2018. Paratransit operators will continue to work… [ read more … ]

Paratransit Update

The BRTA received notification that the Federal Mediator would like to meet at noontime on February 21, 2018 to discuss the current situation and has requested the paratransit operators to continue working until after that meeting. BRTA has agreed to this meeting date and time. The previous strike date of February 19 has been delayed.… [ read more … ]

PMB Vote

The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) received notification late this evening that the membership of Paratransit Management of Berkshire (PMB) voted tonight to reject the Best and Final Offer presented at the January 26 mediation meeting. The membership also authorized a work stoppage to occur in 10 days. This action may also cause the BRTA… [ read more … ]

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