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The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) is your public transportation service. The MVRTA serves the northeast corner of Massachusetts with over 1 million miles of scheduled bus routes, and elderly and disabled transportation.

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We will be closed Monday, April 15, 2019 in observance of Patriots’ Day. There will be no bus, Boston Commuter bus or van service on this day. We will be running a Sunday schedule on Sunday April 14 and a normal schedule on Tuesday April 16, 2019.

The main office will be closed on April 15, 2019 in observance of Patriots’ Day.

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Detour

All Lawrence routes will be affected on Saturday 3/23/2019 due to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Please know that all routes in Lawrence will be on detour and will have major delays.  The Buckley Transportation Center will be closed from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm.  All buses will be running out of the McGovern Transportation Center during this time.  Please note that the last pulse to run out of Buckley Transportation Center will be at 9:00 am.  Buses will return to Buckley Transportation Center at 4:00 pm.

The changes will be as follows:

ROUTES THAT WILL NOT RUN ARE THE 35, 36 AND 85

ROUTE DETOURS:

Route 01

Merrimack St. to 495N to exit 46 on Pleasant Valley – To regular routing to Haverhill and will reverse directions on the IB.

Route 32

Merrimack Street to 495S to exit 41 to Andover – To regular routing. IB – the bus will use exit 44/45 and follow it towards Merrimack St. back to the McGovern Center

Route 33

Will be on Regular Routing to and from the McGovern Center

Route 34

Will get on 495N to Exit 44 Marston/Lawrence- it will service the Lawrence General Hospital and service the MVRTA Parking Lot.  It will take a left up Canal Street and a left on East Pleasant Street- Right on Ferry Street, left on Prospect Street and back to Lawrence General Hospital and the MVRTA Parking Lot.  Left onto Canal Street Right onto Marston Street to Merrimack Street after the double decker bridge

Route 37

Will travel down Merrimack St. to 495S.  It will take 93 North to the River Road Exit. Will take a right in Beacon Street, Right on Mt Vernon Street, Right on North Street- Left on River Road and service the Marriot and Minute Man Road.  IB – the bus will then enter 495 N and take Merrimack Street to McGovern.

Route 39A

Leaves Merrimack Street right onto Main Street and a right on Waverly Road- Right on Route 114 to Plaza 114 – continuing to regular routing when leaving the NA Mall. On the IB the bus will go left onto 114 and right onto Waverly Road- Left onto Main Street and a left onto Merrimack Street to McGovern

Route 39B

Travels down Merrimack Street- Right onto Main Street, right onto Waverly Rd. and right onto 114 to NA Mall- Reverse on the Inbound

Route 40

Will go from McGovern to 495N to RT 213 – will get off on RT 28 take a left off of the exit and go to Oakland and Railroad.  Then proceed to Methuen Square, Mystic Street and to the Village Mall.   Then back onto 213 to 495 back to McGovern

Route 41

Merrimack Street to 495S to 93N to exit 46 to Merrimac Plaza to regular routing to Lowell.  On the IB the bus will service Merrimac Plaza then take 93S to 495S to Merrimack Street back to McGovern.

Reminder:  Buses do not pick up or drop off while on detour.

 

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*** SERIVICE TO FARRWOOD DRIVE HAS BEEN DELAYED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ***

There is new routing for the Route 14 (Osgood Landing) starting Monday November 19, 2018 for the Inbound ONLY.  We will start servicing Farrwood Drive, as we have done it in the past.

  • After departing from Osgood Landing it will turn right onto Farrwood Drive.
  • After departing Farrwood Drive it will continue on regular routing.

The routing for the Outbound will remain the same.

Click here for schedule effective Monday November 19, 2018.

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Job Opportunities

 

The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority serves the Northeast corridor of Massachusetts with over 1 million miles of city, suburban, interurban, and rural scheduled bus routes. MVRTA’s goal is to provide our passengers with affordable, safe, reliable and convenient transportation services by having well-trained, qualified, and professional staff.

The Merrimack Valley Area Transportation Company (MVATC) and Special Transportation Services, Inc. (STS) are under contract to providepublic transportation services for MVRTA, and both welcome a diverse, talented work force of dedicated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

All interested individuals can complete a job application on the premises of our administration building located at:

MVRTA – 85 Railroad Avenue
Haverhill, Massachusetts, 01835

Applications can be obtained Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, excluding holidays.

>>Current Job Openings<<

Equal Employment Opportunity

 

STATEMENT OF POLICY

 

As the operating company for the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA) and as subsidiaries of First Transit Inc., Merrimack Valley Area Transportation Co. (MVATC) and Special Transportation Services, Inc. (STS) are committed to the goals of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employment practices, including recruitment, selection, promotions, terminations, transfers, layoffs, compensation, training, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment. These practices will not discriminate against an employee or applicant for employment on the grounds of age, sex, creed, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability status, and any other characteristic protected under State or Federal law.

All employees and all applicants for employment have the right to file complaints alleging discrimination with MVATC/STS’s EEO Director. EEO complaints are tracked by the EEO Director, and include the date it was filed, the person(s) who filed the complaint, complaint summary, response/how it was corrected, and the date of the response. The Special Projects Manager, Monica Anderson is the EEO Director responsible for ensuring compliance and implementation of MVATC/STS’s EEO program. The EEO Director can be contacted at 978-469-6878, ext. 134 or [email protected].

Every three years the MVRTA is required to set goals for the participation of certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises for procurements that involve funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  The methodology that was developed and submitted to the FTA is attached.  Comments on this goal setting methodology can be submitted within 30 days via Email to [email protected] or via mail to the following address:

Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority

85 Railroad Avenue

Haverhill, MA  01835-7265

Should the proposed goal change following a review by the FTA, the revised goal submittal / methodology will be posted on this website.  Should the numerical goal not change but the contents change so as to provide the necessary detail supporting the methodology, the new submittal will be posted on this website.

 

Click here for 2019-2021 DBE Goal Methodology

Now you can watch your MVRTA bus approach in real-time, with up-to-the second departure times that tell you exactly when your bus is coming, with the Transit App.

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Bus Operator:

The Merrimack Valley Area Transportation Company is looking for full-time Class A or Class B CDL drivers with their Passenger and Air Brake endorsements and DPU certification. Applicants who do not currently have the endorsements or certification but who can obtain them are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates must have clean driving record, excellent customer service skills, and the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English. We offer a competitive salary with benefits package, including medical, dental, paid vacation, pension, and 401 (k) plans.

Van Driver:

Special Transportation Services is looking for full-time class D drivers with the ability to obtain DPU certification.

Successful candidates must have clean driving record, excellent customer service skills, and the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English. We offer a competitive salary with benefits package, including medical, dental, paid vacation, 401 (k) plans.

To apply, please come to 85 Railroad Avenue in Haverhill, MA, Monday- Friday 8:00AM- 4:00PM. No phone calls, please.

MVATC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) with an established goal of being a 100% drug and alcohol free workplace. Drug and alcohol testing is a condition of employment.