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Welcome Aboard 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 city, suburban, interurban, and rural scheduled bus routes. 


Detours and Alerts

Detours and Alerts

NOW HIRING Van & Bus drivers (click for more info.)


We are excited to announce that the MVRTA will launch a new and improved website soon! 

Currently, the website is in the building phase but once complete, the URL for the site will remain the same, (from your desktop or mobile device)

The site will be faster, easier to navigate, bring an enhanced experience to our customers, and offer new features like:

v  *Trip planner

v  *Transit alerts

Thank you for bearing with us but the wait will be worth it.

Please be advised that due to construction on Main St., the Route 13 WILL NOT be stopping at Central Plaza until construction is finalized.  Please use Route 18 and walk from Water St. or use Route 13 and walk from the Town Hall to access Central Plaza.

Starting on April 17, 2018 through November 2018, a lot of our routes will be on temporary detour due to road work.  The detours may change unexpectedly depending on road closures.  Visit Twitter or the Transit app for detour updates. Expect service interruptions.  
We will resume regular routing immediately after road work is completed.

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 (click here for instructions on how to download the app in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese) 

 Please Note: MVRTA Real-time information is also available in Google Maps.




Please check for further changes and alerts on Twitter 

@ #mvrtaalerts 



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For live feed updates on detours please click on the Twitter link.

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MVRTA now has a Social Media Policy for Facebook and Twitter.  To find our Social Media Policy please look under About Us.

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How To Ride

How To Ride It is very important to MVRTA that you understand all your options when it comes to your local transit services. Where should you begin? Well, you can start with one of the shortcuts above to one of our three service areas. Each area describes the kind of services offered and provides links to Frequently Asked Questions about How to Ride. If you cannot find the answers you are looking for, please Contact Us and we will be glad to help! read more >>

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