Committee proposes increased bus routes and decreased travel times

Committee proposes increased bus routes and decreased travel times

GREAT BARRINGTON — Of the 425 responses to the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority’s (BRTA) South County ridership survey, 46 percent reported that the main reason they didn’t use the bus system was because they didn’t know anything about it. Tate Coleman, chairman of the Great Barrington Transportation Committee, is aiming to change that. The ridership […]

Bus drivers strike, a first, leave riders out in the cold Nearly 5,000 daily commuters are left stranded

Bus drivers strike, a first, leave riders out in the cold Nearly 5,000 daily commuters are left stranded

PITTSFIELD —For the first time in 15 years, Berkshire Regional Transit Authority drivers are on strike stranding most of its 5,000 daily riders. Some riders, who were unaware of the strike, spent time in the cold waiting for buses that did not come. “BRTA has subcontracted with other chaircar vendors to perform essential paratransit trips. […]

Berkshire bus service threatened by state talk of trimmed budgets

Berkshire bus service threatened by state talk of trimmed budgets

By Christopher McDermott GREAT BARRINGTON — Unless they they can get more than is currently on the table in state budget talks, the Berkshire Regional Transportation Authority will be weighing increased fares and reduced services. At a public meeting at the Great Barrington Fire Department on April 11, BRTA Administrator Robert Malnati explained the possible […]