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Berkshire Regional Transit Authority

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority is a bus transportation system serving the City of Pittsfield and Greater Berkshire County, Massachusetts.[4] It provides year-round bus service with connections to Amtrak at the Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC).

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority
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Buses at the Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center
HeadquartersJoseph Scelsi ITC, Pittsfield
LocaleWestern Massachusetts
Service areaBerkshire County, Massachusetts
Service typebus service, paratransit
Fleet24 fixed-route (2016)[1]
55 demand response (2010)[2]
Annual ridership574,418 (2015)[3]



All buses accept cash and CharlieCard. The current local fare, staying within a town or going to the next town, is $1.75 cash and $1.55 CharlieCard. The 3 or more towns fare is $4.50 cash and $4.00 CharlieCard. A 1-day pass is available for systemwide trips, and a 7 and 30 day pass is available for both trip lengths. Paratransit service is available with its own fares.[5]

Schedule and RoutesEdit

Service is from Monday through Saturday. Service runs from 5:00 AM to 8:00 PM on weekdays and 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Saturday. There is no service on Sunday or holidays except for President's Day and Patriot's Day.[4]

Route Terminals Major streets
1 Walmart, North Adams Sclesi ITC Route 8, Merrill Road, Tyler Street
2 Lee Premium Outlets Scelsi ITC Route 7A, East Street, Housatonic Street
3 Williams Inn North Adams Route 2, State Street
3E Williams Inn; North Adams Scelsi ITC Route 7, Route 2
4 Hinsdale Post Office Scelsi ITC Route 7A, East Street, Housatonic Street
5 Lanesborough Police Station, Hancock Street & Route 7 Scelsi ITC Route 7, Waconah Street, Linden Street, Hancock Street
11 BCC Scelsi ITC West Street
12 Berkshire Crossing Scelsi ITC East Street, Dalton Avenue, Merrill Road
14 Berkshire Crossing Scelsi ITC East Street, Dalton Avenue, Merrill Road
15 Lebanon Avenue Scelsi ITC Route 20, Lebanon Avenue
16 BMC, Allendale Shopping Center Scelsi ITC North Street, Crane Avenue
21 Claire Teague Senior Center Lee Premium Outlets Route 102, Route 183
21X Great Barrington Big Y Scelsi ITC Route 7, Route 7A
34 Walmart, North Adams Main Street, Mohawk Forest BMC North Adams Main Street, Route 2, River Street


  1. ^ Levulis, Jim (September 12, 2016). "Berkshire Community College And Transit Authority Highlight Bus Use". WAMC. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "RTA PROFILE: BERKSHIRE REGIONAL TRANSIT AUTHORITY". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "Public Transit Agency Ridership Statistics". Governing. e.Republic. Retrieved October 12, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "BRTA located in Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201". berkshirerta. Berkshire Regional Transit Authority. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  5. ^ "New Fare Structure" (PDF). berkshirerta. BRTA Advisory Board. McMAHON. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 10, 2015. Retrieved July 1, 2015.CS1 maint: others (link)

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