Springfield Bus Stop Consolidation
PVTA is working to improve service for our riders in Springfield by better balancing the distances between bus stops and the places people need to go. Today there are 814 bus stops in Springfield, which is many more than are needed. Some are as close together as 400 feet—about 10 bus lengths!
Better stop spacing means riders will get where they are going faster. It also means our streets will be safer for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motor vehicles because there will be fewer places where buses must pull into/out of traffic. There will also be more curb space for businesses that need on-street parking.
While 5 of 6 riders will not be affected (because we are retaining the stops with high ridership), we want to make sure that we keep the stops that are most important to seniors, people with disabilities, and others for whom walking is difficult.
- Read the project fact sheet here.
- Download the current draft report here.
- Use our interactive online tool to find the bus stops in your neighborhood. Click on each stop to see how many people use it on a typical day. (Opens in a new browser window.)
We want to hear from you!
Call David Elvin at PVTC: 413-285-1179
Or use the form below to send your questions and comments.
Or mail a letter to us at:
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC)
Attention: David Elvin
60 Congress St, Floor 1
Springfield, MA 01104