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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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There will be no Boston Commuter service on Christmas Eve – December 24, 2018.

We will be closed Tuesday January 1, 2019 in observance of New Year’s Day. There will be no bus, Boston Commuter bus or van service on this day. We will be running normal schedule on Monday December 31, 2018 and Wednesday January 2, 2019.

The main office will be closed on January 1, 2019 in observance of New Year’s Day.

We will be closed Tuesday, December 25, 2018 in observance of Christmas Day. There will be no bus, Boston Commuter or van services on this day. We will be running a normal schedule on Wednesday December 26.  Our hours of operation on Christmas Eve, December 24 will be as follow:

  • The last bus leaving Buckley for the routes 01, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39A, 39B, 40, 41 will be at 4:00 P.M.
  • The last bus leaving Haverhill Transit for the routes 13, 14, 15, 16 and 18 will be at 4:00 P.M.
  • For the route 51/54:
  • The bus that leaves Haverhill Transit at 2:00 P.M. will remain the same ending at Haverhill Transit at 5:24 P.M.
  • The bus that leaves Haverhill Transit at 3:10 P.M. will end at Salisbury Beach at 4:45 P.M.
  • The bus that leaves Haverhill Transit at 4:20 P.M. will end at Stop & Shop at 5:01 P.M.
  • The last bus leaving Andover Senior Center (route 21) will be at 4:20 P.M and it will end at North Andover Mall (Market Basket) at 4:55 P.M.

The last trip on Christmas Eve, December 24, for the van service, will be at 4:25 pm.

The main office will close at 2:00 P.M on Christmas Eve, December 24 and it will be closed on December 25, 2018 in observance of Christmas Day.

*** 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.

Click here for schedule effective Monday November 19, 2018.

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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

 

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

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.

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

Bus Operator:

The Merrimack Valley Area Transportation Company is looking for full-time Class A or Class B CDL drivers with their Passenger and Air Brake endorsements and DPU certification. Applicants who do not currently have the endorsements or certification but who can obtain them are encouraged to apply.

Successful candidates must have clean driving record, excellent customer service skills, and the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English. We offer a competitive salary with benefits package, including medical, dental, paid vacation, pension, and 401 (k) plans.

Van Driver:

Special Transportation Services is looking for full-time class D drivers with the ability to obtain DPU certification.

Successful candidates must have clean driving record, excellent customer service skills, and the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English. We offer a competitive salary with benefits package, including medical, dental, paid vacation, 401 (k) plans.

To apply, please come to 85 Railroad Avenue in Haverhill, MA, Monday- Friday 8:00AM- 4:00PM. No phone calls, please.

MVATC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO) with an established goal of being a 100% drug and alcohol free workplace. Drug and alcohol testing is a condition of employment.