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September 2020 service changes

Starting Sunday, September 6, 2020 the Merrimack Valley Regional Transit Authority will resume regular service for both fixed routes and EZ Trans:

  • Weekdays: 5:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sundays: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Passengers will board using the rear doors of the buses and space their seating accordingly. Passengers with disabilities and the elderly will still be allowed to use front door entrances when needed. The no standee policy remains in effect until further notice.

*** Fares will be collected starting Monday, September 28, 2020.***

Thank you for your patience as we work together for a common goal of resuming normal service.

Labor Day – Monday, September 7, 2020

There will be no bus or van service on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of Labor Day.  The Boston Commuter service remains canceled due to COVID-19. We will be running a Sunday schedule on Sunday, September 6 and a normal schedule on Tuesday, September 8, 2020.

The main office will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2020 in observance of Labor Day.

Beach bus cancellation for August

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, to mitigate the spread of the virus, and to protect our passengers and operators, the ROUTE 83 to Salisbury/Hampton Beach  has been cancelled for the month of August, 2020.

Thank you for your patience as we work together for a common goal of resuming normal service.

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Independence Day

There will be no bus or van service on Saturday, July 4, 2020 in observance of Independence Day.  The Boston Commuter service remains canceled due to COVID-19. We will continue to run a reduced schedule on Friday, July 3 and Monday, July 6, 2020.

The main office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020 in observance of Independence Day.

State Street Closing

On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, starting at 3:00 PM, for the next 2 weeks 6/18 – 6/20 and 6/25 – 6/27, 2020 State Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic. Due to this, the Route 54 will not be able to service State Street.  You will be able to get the bus on Pond Street in front of the CVS Pharmacy at the same time you would get it on State Street.

The detour will be as follows for both the Outbound and Inbound:

When bus services James Steam Mill:

  • From Bromfield St.
  • Right on High St.
  • To regular routing

When bus DOES NOT service James Steam Mill:

  • From Water St.
  • Right on Federal St.
  • Right on High St.
  • To regular routing

Memorial Day – May 25, 2020

We will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no bus, van service on this day and the Boston Cummuter service remains canceled due to COVID-19.  There will be no service on Sunday, May 24 and we will be running a normal schedule on Tuesday May 26, 2020.

The main office will be closed on May 25, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day.

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Face cover required starting Wednesday, May 6, 2020

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all passengers are REQUIRED to wear a nose and mouth covering on-board ALL MVRTA VEHICLES AND WAITING AREAS starting Wednesday, May 6,2020.

Governor Baker issued an order requiring EVERYONE TO WEAR A FACE COVERING IN PUBLIC – including on Public Transportation.  Passengers are responsible for having a nose and mouth covering which can range from a medical mask to a bandanna, scarf or t-shirt to a homemade or painters mask, etc.

Thank you for your patience as we work together for a common goal of resuming normal service.

Patriots Day – Monday, April 20, 2020

We will be closed Monday, April 20, 2020 in observance of Patriots’ Day. There will be no bus, Boston Commuter bus or van service on this day. There will be no service on Sunday, April 19 and we will be running a normal schedule on Tuesday April 21, 2020.

The main office will be closed on April 20, 2020 in observance of Patriots’ Day.