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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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Transit Alerts

The Route 85, Lawrence Downtown Shuttle, will not be running this afternoon starting at 1:00 PM, last run will leave the Lawrence Senior Center at 12:00 PM. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. 

Starting Monday July 1, 2019, there are changes on the following time points for the Route 36:  2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 (OUTBOUND) and 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 (INBOUND).

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Starting Monday July 1, 2019, there are changes on the following time points, on WEEKDAYS ONLY, for the Route 15:  3, 4 & 5 for the Outbound and 5, 7, 8, 9, & 10 for the Inbound (Highlighted).

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Effective Monday July 1, 2019, all of the outbound time points, Monday through Saturday, will change.

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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.

There is new routing for the Route 54 starting Monday August 19, 2019 for the Outbound and Inbound, as we will service the MVRTA Parking Garage located at Merrimack and Titcomb streets. James Steam Mill will not be serviced as of August 19, 2019.

OUTBOUND, from Pond Street:

  • Left onto Eppa Way
  • Left onto High St (NO STOP ZONE)
  • Right onto Market St.
  • Right onto Merrimac St. to MVRTA Parking Garage (ONLY STOP on Merrimac St.)
  • Right onto State St. and resume regular routing

INBOUND, from Route 1:

  • Left onto Merrimac St. to garage (ONLY STOP on Merrimac St.)
  • Right State St. and resume regular routing



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.

Latest News

Take the MVRTA ROUTE 83 to Salisbury
or Hampton Beach starting July 1st through September 1st!
Monday through Sunday!
OR use ROUTE 51 and transfer to the ROUTE 54
to visit Salisbury Beach every 70 minutes (year-round)! 
Schedules are available here and the Transit App.
For additional information call (978)469-6878.

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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




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.

Find the Transit App in the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Download instructions:

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