Public Hearing on Proposed PVTA Service Changes
June 29, 2017
4:00 pm-7:00 pm
The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) is holding public hearings on service reductions or eliminations that are being considered because of an unanticipated budget shortfall.
PVTA is seeking public comments on these proposed changes, which may be needed effective Aug. 27 to balance the budget.
The proposed changes affect 17 routes in the PVTA system, including four routes operated by UMass Amherst Transportation Services:
- 34 (Northbound Campus Shuttle) Reduce weekday service (No trips after 8 p.m.)
- 35 (Southbound Campus Shuttle) Reduce Saturday, Sunday and holiday services (No trips before 5 p.m.)
- 39 (Smith/Hampshire) Eliminate route OR Eliminate Saturday and Sunday service
- 46 (South Deerfield/Whately Park and Ride) Eliminate trips to Whately and South Deerfield