Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
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Routes with Service Adjustments: 33, 34, G5, B17, R24, X90

Dial A Ride Notice: Between April 1, 2022 – January 31, 2023, PVTA will be expanding Dial A Ride service as part of a pilot program. New Dial A Ride hours are Monday through Saturday from 8am until 7pm. Trips must conclude at 7pm. There will be no trips booked to begin after 6:30pm. For the duration of the pilot, Saturday Dial A Ride service will be provided only in communities that also have active paratransit service on Saturdays.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is Monday, January 16, 2023
PVTA Customer Service offices will be closed.
Springfield area will operate Sunday service.
Northampton area will operate Sunday No-School service for B43, R44 & B48.
Northamtpon area will operate No service for R41, R42 & 39E.
UMass Transit will operate full service for 33 & 36.
UMass TRansit will operate No service for 34, 35 & 38.
Updated R10 schedule Effective Sunday, December 18, 2022

To improve schedule reliability and provide riders with better service, adjustments have been made to the weekday schedule. This results in reduced travel time and faster trips. Some departure times have changed; Please click here see the new timetable for more detailed information.

New Years Holiday Information

PVTA customer service offices are closed Monday, January 2, 2022.

B79 Service Updates
The B79 is operating its regular schedule and utilizes a van each day while it is in service until further notice.
Please note that B79 evening trips on Friday and Sunday are often overcrowded.  Riders are advised to travel earlier in the day if possible.
Please note that the B79 stop for Union Station in Worcester is located at the corner of Franklin and Harding Streets, behind the Union Station Garage.
UMass Transit Service Changes
Routes Due to a driver shortage, there is reduced service for rest of the semester as follows: Links
34 Effective Monday, September 19, Route 34 Northbound Campus Shuttle will end operation on weekdays at 12:15 p.m. (earlier than previously scheduled). The campus currently operates two campus shuttles over the same roads, but in opposite directions. Route 35 Southbound Campus Shuttle will not be impacted. Passengers will still have an afternoon campus shuttle option covering the same areas as Route 34. Schedule
33 Effective Saturday, September 24, Route 33 Puffer’s Pond/Shopper Shuttle will operate on Saturdays using the Sunday schedule (running every 80 minutes).  Schedule
Springfield Service Changes
Routes Service Adjustments Effective August 28th Links
G5 Service inside Georgetown Apartments is eliminated. Alternatively, riders can use stops on Converse St or Dickinson St. Schedule
B17 On Saturdays, travel time from Wilbraham / Alden to Sixteen Acres Center is reduced from eight minutes to five minutes. Schedule
R24 Departure times will be adjusted throughout to improve schedule reliability.
  • Service to stops #370 (Lyman / Elm) and #371 (Walnut / Hampden) is eliminated. Alternatively, riders can use stop #372 (Chestnut / Lyman) or use B48 at stop #7482 (Lyman / Elm).
  • Service to stops #5800 (Mont Marie) and #470 (Soldiers Home) is eliminated. Alternatively, riders can use B23 to reach Soldiers Home.
X90 (Holyoke-Chicopee) Departure times adjusted throughout to improve schedule reliability. Schedule
T90 (Holyoke-Chicopee) New helper service connecting Holyoke Transportation Center, Chicopee Big Y, and Westover Job Corps Center. Only operates on weekdays when Westover Job Corps classes are in session. See X90 schedule for departure times and a map Schedule
Route Service Adjustments Effective Sunday, June 26th Links
  • Service in East Longmeadow Industrial Park will be extended to include service to Chestnut St, Shaker Rd, and Denslow Rd.
  • The 5:50pm weekday departure from Union Station will now also service East Longmeadow Industrial Park, and will no longer service East Longmeadow Big Y. Riders can use the 5:20pm departure or the 6:20pm departure to reach East Longmeadow Big Y.
Springfield & Northampton Area Schedule Updates

Click here to view a message regarding the Schedule Updates for Springfield and Northampton that are ongoing due to the national staffing shortage.

Amherst-Worcester Intercity Service

B79: Amherst-Worcester Intercity Read the B79 schedule. Click here to view all Amherst-Worcester Intercity stops.

Enhanced Ware-Palmer Route

PVTA, in partnership with the Quaboag Connector, added endhanced service on the Ware-Palmer Route.

Increases the number of round trips (from 1 to 2) to Eastfield Mall. A morning and afternoon trip will be provided.
Provides 4 trips (instead of 3 trips) to Three Rivers. Adds service down Park Steet to Dollar General and back via South Main Street 4 times daily.
Increases round trips between Palmer Big Y and Ware Walmart from 4pm to 7pm. Adds service to Bondsville. with 4 trips to Bondsville daily.
Provides enhanced service to Ware Center. Provides same day flex route service along the flex route.
Click here to view the Ware-Palmer schedule. Click here to view the map.
The Flex Route will provide service within ¾ mile of the fixed route:
  • Riders must call at least 2 hours in advance of the requested trip.
  • Riders will be picked up at the most accessible location near the trips point of origin.
  • Service cannot be provided on one way streets, where the vehicle cannot turn around, on streets that are too narrow, or where navigating the road presents challenges.
  • Flex Rides must fit within the route’s existing schedule and rider capacity.