Montachusett Regional Transit Authority

The Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (MART) is a public, nonprofit organization established under Chapter 161B of the Massachusetts General Laws to provide public transportation to the Montachusett Region. MART is one of 15 Massachusetts' regional transit authorities[5] and provides public transportation to 21 communities[6] within the Montachusett region consisting of the cities of Fitchburg, Leominster and Gardner, and the towns of Athol, Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Bolton, Boxborough, Hardwick, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Templeton, Westminster, and Winchendon.

Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (MART)
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Shuttle vans at the MART headquarters in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
SloganProudly Serving the Montachusett Community Since 1978
FoundedAugust 1978
Headquarters1427R Water Street
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
Service areaMontachusett Region
Service typefixed-route bus service, shuttle service, and paratransit service
Routes16 fixed routes,[1][2] 2 shuttle services [3]
Fleet26 buses, 177 vans and 2 Trolley-replica buses [4]
Websitewww.mrta.us

MART provides 16 fixed-route bus services,[7][8] 2 shuttle services,[9] and paratransit services[10] to the Montachusett Region. MART also operates the parking areas at three MBTA Commuter Rail Fitchburg Line stations at North Leominster, Fitchburg Intermodal Transportation Center, and Wachusett, with local and intercity bus connections to all three stations.

MART has a working collaboration with Fitchburg State University to offer faculty, staff, and students free rides on the Fitchburg/Leominster fixed-route bus line.[11]

MART uses MBTA's Charlie Card smart card fare system.[12] MART provides Monthly Passes, 14-Consecutive Day passes, and Stored Value good for use on any of MART’s fixed-route buses in the region. Stored Value can be used throughout Massachusetts, where the Charlie Card is accepted.

Fixed-Route SchedulesEdit

Fitchburg/Leominster Routes[13]Edit

  • 1: Intermodal Transportation Center - Monument Square - The Mall at Whitney Field- Kings Corner
  • 2: Intermodal Transportation Center - Monument Square via Route 12
  • 3: Intermodal Transportation Center - Kings Corner - The Mall at Whitney Field - Monument Square
  • 4: Intermodal Transportation Center - Fitchburg State University
  • 5: Intermodal Transportation Center - Montachusett Industrial Park - Central Plaza
  • 6: Intermodal Transportation Center - Burbank Hospital
  • 7: Intermodal Transportation Center - John Fitch - Lunenburg Crossing
  • 8: Monument Square - Mall at Whitney Field - Orchard Hill Park
  • 9: Monument Square - Jytek Industrial Park - Appleseed Plaza
  • 10: Monument Square - Watertower Plaza - Leominster Hospital
  • 11: Central Plaza - Montachusett Industrial Park - Waites Corner

Gardner Routes[14]Edit

  • 1: Mount Wachusett Community College - City Hall - WalMart Plaza - Dunn Pond
  • 2: Mount Wachusett Community College - Gardner Plaza - WalMart Plaza - Henry Heywood Hospital

Intercity Routes[15]Edit

  • 1: MART Maintenance Facility (Gardner) - Intermodal Transportation Center (Fitchburg) - Routes 12 and 2/Friendly’s (Leominster) - City Hall (Gardner)

Trolley Routes[16]Edit

  • 1: Intermodal Transportation Center - Monument Park - Riverside Park - Wallace Plaza
  • 2: Intermodal Transportation Center - Bellwood Plaza - Fitchburg State University/Ross Street Parking Lot - Upper Common/Church

GLink Fixed-Route SchedulesEdit

GLink: Athol Routes[17]Edit

  • 1 GLink: Gardner to Athol - Mount Wachusett CC (Main Entrance) - Templeton Center - Hannafords/Athol
  • 2 GLink: Athol to Gardner - Hannafords/Athol - Uptown Common - Mount Wachusett CC (Main Entrance)

GLink: Winchendon Routes[18]Edit

  • 1 GLink: Gardner to Winchendon - City Hall Avenue/Connors Street - Baldwinville (Route 68 and 202) - Town Hall
  • 2 GLink: Winchendon to Gardner - Winchendon Town Hall - Otter River - Fitchburg Intermodal Transportation Center

Shuttle Service SchedulesEdit

Boston Shuttle Service Route[19]Edit

Gardner Wachusett MBTA Shuttle[20]Edit

Worcester Shuttle Service Route[21]Edit

  • 1: Worcester Service - Fitchburg ITC - UMass Medical - Reliant Gold Star Boulevard

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.mrta.us/FitchburgLeominsterSchedule.html
  2. ^ http://www.mrta.us/GardnerSchedule.html
  3. ^ http://www.mrta.us/BostonWorcesterShuttle.html
  4. ^ http://www.mrta.us
  5. ^ http://www.mrta.us
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2012-01-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ http://www.mrta.us/FitchburgLeominsterSchedule.html
  8. ^ http://www.mrta.us/GardnerSchedule.html
  9. ^ http://www.mrta.us/BostonWorcesterShuttle.html
  10. ^ http://www.mrta.us/ADA.html
  11. ^ Fitchburg State University - Public Relations - News
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-30. Retrieved 2012-07-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ http://www.mrta.us/FitchburgLeominsterSchedule.html
  14. ^ http://www.mrta.us/GardnerSchedule.html
  15. ^ http://www.mrta.us/GardnerSchedule.html
  16. ^ http://www.mrta.us/TrolleySchedule.html
  17. ^ http://www.mrta.us/sites/default/files/pdf/Link%20Schedule%20Oct2015.pdf
  18. ^ http://www.mrta.us/GardnerSchedule.html
  19. ^ "Boston Shuttles". Montachusett Regional Transit Authority. Retrieved 26 Nov 2016.
  20. ^ "Wachusett Shuttles". Montachusett Regional Transit Authority. Retrieved 11 Dec 2016.
  21. ^ "Worcester Shuttles". Montachusett Regional Transit Authority. Retrieved 26 Nov 2016.

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