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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 December 7, 2019 Amesbury will be having their annual Santa Parade and Tree lighting starting at 3:30 pm. Due to this the route 51 will be on detour and we will not be able to service Sparhawk St. / Main St. and all of the Amesbury downtown area while the detour is in effect.  The detour will be as follow:

 Outbound

  • From Highland St., right onto Greenwood St.
  • Right onto Main St.
  • Left onto Macy St. (Rt 110)
  • Left onto Elm St. to Nicholas Costello Transportation Center

 Inbound

  • From Nicholas Costello Transportation Center, right onto Elm St.
  • Right onto Macy St. (Rt 110)
  • Right onto Main St.
  • Left onto Greenwood St.
  • Left onto Highland St.

On Friday December 6, 2019 Washington Square will be closed for the HAVERHILL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS STROLL.

Beginning at 4:00 pm. ALL MVRTA buses will be servicing the downtown area from the vicinity of Bailey Boulevard as we have done in the past. Please refer to the list below for the departure locations for all routes:

  • Route 01 (Lawrence)-Bailey Blvd. facing Emerson St.
  • Route 13 (Main St./North Ave.)-Bailey Blvd. alongside Boy’s Club
  • Route 14 (Bradford/Ward Hill)- Bailey Blvd. alongside Boy’s Club
  • Route 15 (Hilldale)-Bailey Blvd. facing Emerson St.
  • Route 16 (Washington St.)- Bailey Blvd. facing Emerson St.
  • Route 18 (Riverside)- Bailey Blvd. alongside Boy’s Club
  • Route 51 (Newburyport)- Bailey Blvd. alongside Boy’s Club

Note: The Haverhill Transit Station will be open from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

For additional information check Twitter, the Transit App or contact us at 978-469-6878.

There is new routing for the Route 54 starting Friday November 22nd, 2019 for the Outbound:

From High Street:

  • Right onto Summer St.
  • Resume regular routing

***WE WILL NOT BE USING MARKET STREET AS OF 11.22.2019***

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