SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (PVTA) - The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is conducting a system wide evaluation of its bus service.
This Comprehensive Service Analysis has been underway since the spring and is making sure that the PVTA captures the evolving mobility needs of the region.
The CSA will develop recommendations for the overall transit system by suggesting changes to individual routes.
The goals of the project are to:
- Ensure PVTA’s services match community need and demand
- Increase the usefulness of PVTA’s routes and increase ridership
- Continue to provide the most cost effective and efficient service possible
A webpage has been setup and will be regularly updated with project information. PVTA invites members of the community to review the documents and share their thoughts.
Nelson Nygaard, the firm conducting the study, has already completed a passenger survey, with comments from our riders at our terminals and our bus operators.
In the fall PVTA will be conducting public workshops to get comments on the preliminary recommendations.
To be update for when the meetings will take place, Click Here.
The FY 14 State Budget funding allowed PVTA to avoid a fare increase this year and to implement new or improved service in December, primarily on Sunday and holidays.
PVTA will be in a good position next year to implement more comprehensive service changes as the System Wide Study will be complete by February.
Additional State funding will be available, if the state FY 15 Budget follows the State Transportation Finance Plan.