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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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On Saturday November 23, 2019 Methuen will be having their annual Christmas Parade. Due to this the route 40 will not be able to service the Village Mall between the hours of 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The bus will turn around and head back Inbound at Oakland/Railroad Street.

On Sunday November 24, 2019 Haverhill will be having their annual Christmas Parade from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Due to this all routes that service the Haverhill area will be on detour during the Parade with the exception of the route 01. The detours may change every hour depending on the traffic and parking.

We will be closed Thursday November 28, 2019 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. There will be no bus, Boston Commuter bus or van service on this day. We will be running a normal schedule on Wednesday November 27 and Friday November 29, 2019.

The main office will be closed on November 28, 2019 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.

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Effective Monday October 7th, 2019 we will be providing limited service to the James Steam Mill on the Route 54, Outbound and Inbound, 7 days a week.  The time points are as follows: 10:09 AM (IB), 12:57 PM (OB), 2:49 PM (IB), 4:27 PM (OB). Please note that the James Steam Mill will be serviced at these times ONLY.

 The routing will be as follows:

OUTBOUND and OUTBOUND from MVRTA Garage:

  • Straight on Merrimac St./Water St. to James Steam Mill
  • Right onto Bromfield St.
  • Right onto High St.
  • Right onto Federal St.
  • Left onto Water St.
  • Left onto State St. to regular routing

All of the highlighted time points will be in effect Monday, September 30, 2019.

Rt. 21 changes

Starting Monday, September 9, 2019, thanks to a grant from the taxpayers of the City of Lawrence, the following routes will be FREE OF CHARGE:

  • Route 34 (Prospect Hill)
  • Route 37 (Beacon Street)
  • Route 85 (Lawrence Downtown Shuttle)

You will see the “FREE” sign next to the bus route information on the destination sign, on the front and side of the bus.

***NO TRANSFERS WILL BE GIVEN OUT FROM ANY OF THESE ROUTES***

For additional information call 978-469-6878

Starting Sunday, September 01, 2019, the following routes will be interlined differently:

  • Route 33 will continue as Route 35 once it arrives to Buckley
  • Route 35 will continue as Route 33 once it arrives to Buckley
  • Route 39B will continue as Route 40 once it arrives to Buckley
  • Route 40 will continue as Route 39B once it arrives to Buckley

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Starting Monday, September 9, 2019, thanks to a grant from the taxpayers of the City of Lawrence, the following routes will be FREE OF CHARGE:

  • Route 34 (Prospect Hill)
  • Route 37 (Beacon Street)
  • Route 85 (Lawrence Downtown Shuttle)

You will see the “FREE” sign next to the bus route information on the destination sign, on the front and side of the bus.

***NO TRANSFERS WILL BE GIVEN OUT FROM ANY OF THESE ROUTES***

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