The Berkshire Regional Transit authority is making changes to several of its routes, stops, policies, and services, and they are looking for input from the community before any of these changes go into effect.  

According to the transit authority’s website, berkshireta.com, they are continually evaluating the performance of bus routes and other services to ensure that they are providing the community with the best transportation options that are possible. Successful services may be improved, while other services may need to be revised.  

The proposed service changes are scheduled to take effect on July 1st, 2021. Here is a summary of the proposed changes: 

  • Transfers:  Amend transfer policy to allow for more travel flexibility. 
  • Route 1:   Weekday evening schedule adjustments. 
  • Route 2:  Travel pattern change around Pittsfield ITC. 
  • Route 3:  Bus stop location change at Big Y North Adams. 
  • Route 4:  Weekday morning schedule adjustment. 
  • Route 5:  Travel pattern change between ITC and Hancock Road. 
  • Route 11N:  Discontinue pilot evening service. 
  • Route 12:  Change Federico Drive to a Demand Service location. 
  • Route 14:  Begin pilot weekday evening service. 
  • Route 15:  Weekday and Saturday schedule adjustments. 
  • Route 21X:  Travel pattern change around Pittsfield ITC. 

You can view a copy of the complete presentation HERE 

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BRTA officials are actively seeking and encouraging community feedback and questions regarding the proposed service changes. All comments will be reviewed before proposals are finalized.  

Here are the ways that you can get your opinion of the proposed changes heard by the BRTA: 

Written comments and questions may be emailed to: info@berkshirerta.com 

Verbal comments can be submitted by calling: BRTA at (413) 499-2782 ext. 2895. 

BRTA officials ask that you record a message of up to 3 minutes in length. Name and contact information is preferred, but not required.  

Online comments are accepted through the “Contact Us” form: https://berkshirerta.com/contact/ 

The deadline to submit comments is May 31, 2021.

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