Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
Information Page of PVTA

Notice: Between April 1, 2022, and October 31, 2022, 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.

B79 Notice: Due to staffing issues, effective May 13, 2022, the B79 will operate on Monday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s until further notice. Also, the B79 will operate with smaller vehicles until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience. Click here to view photos of the vehicle that is in operation.

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30
Springfield area routes will be operating Sunday service.
Northampton Routes B43, R44, & B48 will operate Sunday service. Routes R41 & R42 will not operate as they do not operate on Sundays.
UMass transit will operate No Service.
Customer Service Offices will be closed.

Summer Schedule Information

Springfield Area Transit
WSU Shuttle: No Service starting Tue, May 10
P11: No Service starting Fri, May 20
G73E: Five College ID valid for fare payment until Tues, May 24
Northampton Area Transit
39E operates No Service starting May 9
B43 operates No School/Summer starting May 14
R41, R42, R44, & B48 operate Full Service throughout the summer.
Five College ID's may not be used as bus passes for B43 & B43E effective May 25 through August 31
UMass Transit
Effective Fri, May 13 to Sun, May 29
30: Reduced Service
31: Reduced Service
33: Full Service
34: No Service
35: No Service
36: Full Service
38: No Service (apart from special finals buses on 5/19-20, and 5/23-24)
45: Reduced Service
46: Reduced Service

Springfield & Northampton Area Schedule Updates

Click here to view 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 updated Ware-Palmer schedule. Click here to view the new 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.