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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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Until further notice the MVRTA will be providing transportation to South Lawrence residents, free of charge, to all passengers going to Columbia Gas Property Claims Center located at 1 Market Street.  This shuttle will be picking up and dropping off at the intersection of Osgood and Markets Streets, which is the safest and closest location.  As of Friday September 21, 2018 this bus will service North Andover Mall.

The routing for this shuttle will be as follows:

  • Start – Osgood & Market Streets.
  • Left on Parker St.
  • Right on Andover St.
  • Right on S. Broadway St.
  • Left on Salem St.
  • Left on Newton St.
  • Right on Andover St.
  • Left on Beacon St.
  • Left on Mt. Vernon St.
  • Left on S. Broadway St.
  • Right on Merrimack St.
  • Right on Parker St./Rt. 114
  • Left into North Andover Mall
  • Exit North Andover Mall – Right on RT-114
  • Right on N. Parish Rd.
  • Left on Osgood St.

Please be advised that the destination sign will display as “SHUTTLE”.  This shuttle will run weekdays 9:00am – 6:00pm and weekends 9:00pm – 5:00pm.   

Also note that the Route 85 will be free of charge as well, until further notice.

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Until further notice the MVRTA will be providing transportation to South Lawrence residents, free of charge, to all passengers going to Columbia Gas Property Claims Center located at 1 Market Street.  This shuttle will be picking up and dropping off at the intersection of Osgood and Markets Streets, which is the safest and closest location.  As of Friday September 21, 2018 this bus will service North Andover Mall.

The routing for this shuttle will be as follows:

  • Start – Osgood & Market Streets.
  • Left on Parker St.
  • Right on Andover St.
  • Right on S. Broadway St.
  • Left on Salem St.
  • Left on Newton St.
  • Right on Andover St.
  • Left on Beacon St.
  • Left on Mt. Vernon St.
  • Left on S. Broadway St.
  • Right on Merrimack St.
  • Right on Parker St./Rt. 114
  • Left into North Andover Mall
  • Exit North Andover Mall – Right on RT-114
  • Right on N. Parish Rd.
  • Left on Osgood St.

Please be advised that the destination sign will display as “SHUTTLE”.  This shuttle will run weekdays 9:00am – 6:00pm and weekends 9:00pm – 5:00pm.

Also note that the Route 85 will be free of charge as well, until further notice.

Click here to see the schedule.

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<<

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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