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BRTA Service Changes and Efficiencies
12:09PM / Friday, June 10, 2022
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority’s (BRTA) Advisory Board voted to implement the
proposed systemwide service changes that will go into effect on July 1, 2022. 
 
These changes were approved by the BRTA Advisory Board at their April 28, 2022 Board meeting.
 
The goals of the Approved Service Changes are: maintaining as many successful pilot evening services as possible; maximizing customer use of existing services through improved scheduling and connections between BRTA routes (a priority identified in recent customer surveys); maintaining as many services as possible, within BRTA’s projected funding and staffing constraints during the new fiscal year; revising BRTA service to support future electric vehicle procurements; revising BRTA service to accommodate new potential service types such as express buses, regional buses, and micro-transit options in future service plans; planning a "micro-transit," non-fixed route, public transit option within existing resource constraints; and continuing to develop Main Street, North Adams, as a northern mobility hub for BRTA .
 
The planned changes for the Fixed Route bus service include:
  • Revised/Expanded bus schedules Routes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5a, 5b, 11, 12, 14,15, 21, 21X, and 34
  • Adjusted/New route travel pattern Routes: 1, 3, 4, 5a, 5b,15, and 21
  • Adjusted/New bus stop locations Routes: 1, 3, 4, 5a, 5b, 15, and 21
  • New demand service locations Routes: 2, 5a, 5b, 21X
  • New transfer opportunities At Pittsfield ITC- Routes: 1, 2, 4, 5a, 5b, 11, 12, 14, 15, and 21X At Main Street, North Adams- Routes: 3 and 34
  • Discontinued bus routes Route16- Crane Ave/Allendale Plaza Route 22- Great Barrington Night Loop
These changes will be effective July 1, 2022.
 
For a comprehensive list of all of the changes, please visit https://berkshirerta.com/2022/05/03/approved-service-changes-for-fy-2023/, stop by the ITC, 1 Columbus Avenue for a printed version in both Spanish and English, or email info@berkshirerta.com to receive a copy via email. Those with any questions about these service changes and call the BRTA at (413) 499-2782 #1.
 
Updated printed schedules will be released to the public after June 29, 2022, for planning purposes. Updated schedules on the BRTA website, www.berkshirerta.com, will be released on June 30, 2022.
 
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