PVTA holds public hearings on sixteen proposed bus route changes

You can let the PVTA know what you think about the proposed service changes

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A budget deficit is forcing the PVTA to consider changing 16 bus routes.

PVTA is coming up $1.2 million short for the coming fiscal year. Next year’s state budget includes no funds for bus services.

The PVTA Advisory Board is holding public hearings, after which, any changes they approve would go into effect in Late August or early September.

“The service that we are proposing are the ones that have been determined by the operational staff and the Pioneer Valley planning commission to be the ones to have the least impact on the riding public,” said PVTA Administrator Sandra Sheehan.

You can let the PVTA know what you think about the proposed service changes to 16 bus routes.

The public comment period ends July 11th.

Possible routes to face changes:

  • M40 Minute Man Express: Northampton-Hadley-Amherst
  • P20 Express: Holyoke Mall-Springfield Union Station
  • P21E Express: Springfield Union Station to Holyoke Transportation Center
  • Five College Route 39: Mt Holyoke College toSmith College
  • Route 46: Whately-South Deerfield- Sunderland-UMass Amherst
  • G5: Dickinson-Jewish Home- Longmeadow- Enfield, ct
  • X98: Northampton Crosstown
  • R14E Express: Agawam Industrial Park
  • R27: Wilbraham-Eastfield
  • B23: Holyoke-Westfield via HCC
  • R29: Holyoke- South Hadley- UMass Amherst
  • B48: Holyoke-Northampton
  • B4: Downtown Springfield- Plainfield Street
  • X90: Springfield Inner Crosstown
  • UMass Amherst Campus Shuttle routes 34&35
  • Tiger Trolley: South Hadley-Holyoke