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Welcome Aboard The Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority (MVRTA), 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



ROUTE 41 - Inbound @ 3:30pm from Lowell Transit to Lawrence will not rundue to bus breakdown. 3/24/2017 (3:35pm)

- Outbound Bypasses Summer Street (Due to Construction) using Union Street to Haverhill Street, Inbound also Union Street to Haverhill Street. 3/23/17 (9:10am)

Please check for further changes and alerts on Twitter @ #mvrtaalerts 

Town of Newbury/Byfield MVRTA Ring and Ride operation schedule is as followed:

·         Weekdays: 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

·         Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The new schedule will follow the schedule of the surrounding communities of Boxford, Georgetown, Groveland and West Newbury.

Starting on Sunday January 15, 2017, there will be a new routing for the Route 41 on the Outbound and Inbound in Lowell: Click here for the new routing

Starting on Monday Jaunary 16, 2017 the Route 54 will be servicing the Senior Center/ Community Center from High Street.

Starting on Thursday December 1, 2016 until March 1, 2017 the Balmoral Lot (which runs between Balmoal Street and Haverhill Street) will be closed. The area will be fenced and gated. No unauthorized vehicles will be allowed into the lot. Passengers for the MVRTA may park at the Park & Ride Lot located at 360 South Main Street next to the Faith Lutheran Church. 

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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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