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To all Route 41 riders, effective June 16, 2019 the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA) will start Sunday service. Visit their website for additional information.
On Sunday June 16, 2019 Lawrence will hold their annual Semana Hispana Parade. Due to this, some of our Lawrence routes will be on detour during the event. Expect service interruptions. The detours may change depending on traffic and road closures. Buses will not be able to pick up or drop off passengers while off route.
Senior Day in Lawrence is on Thursday June 20, 2019. The city will be hosting events at the Park across the street from the Senior Center. Seniors (over the age of 60 years) will ride for free on any of the Lawrence based routes from 9:00AM to 2:00PM.
- The Route 01 will only be free of charge from Buckley to Jackson and Swan for Seniors (Inbound and Outbound).
- The Route 41 will only be free of charge from Buckley to Merrimack Plaza for Seniors (Inbound and Outbound).
Please note that this does not apply to any of the Haverhill runs with the exception of the Route 01 from Buckley to Jackson/Swan.
As of May 23, 2019, we are not servicing the parking garage located at Merrimack and Titcomb streets in Newburyport until further notice. Routing will be the same as it was before parking garage was added to this route.
We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause; we will notify when service will resume.
*** 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.
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.
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.
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