Pioneer Valley Transit Authority
Information Page of PVTA

Routes with Service Adjustments: G5, B17, R24, X90

Dial A Ride 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.

Fall Information

Springfield Service Changes Effective Starting Sunday, August 28th
RoutesService AdjustmentsLinks
G5Service inside Georgetown Apartments is eliminated. Alternatively, riders can use stops on Converse St or Dickinson St.Schedule
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B17On Saturdays, travel time from Wilbraham / Alden to Sixteen Acres Center is reduced from eight minutes to five minutes.Schedule
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R24Departure 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.
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X90 (Holyoke-Chicopee)Departure times adjusted throughout to improve schedule reliability.Schedule
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UMass Fall Schedules
These schedules are effective for Fall term 2022. Please pay attention to the effective dates.
30: North Amherst / Old B'Town Road
31: Sunderland / South Amherst
34: Campus Shuttle / Northbound
35: Campus Shuttle / Southbound
38: UMass / Mt. Holyoke College
B79 is not operating on Saturdays nor Sundays during summer through August 21. Weekend service will begin August 27.

Due to staffing issues, the B79 will operate on Monday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s until further notice. Effective immediately, the B79 will operate with a shuttle van on Thursdays and the full size bus on Fridays and Mondays.

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.

Summer Information

Service Change Effective Sunday, June 26th
Route Service Adjustments
G2
  • 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.

 

Northampton Area Summer
39E : No Service
B43 : No School/Summer
R41, R42, R44, & B48 : Full Service throughout the summer.
Five College ID's may not be used as bus passes for B43 & B43E effective May 30 through August 31
UMass Transit Summer
Effective Fri, May 13 to Mon, Sept 5
30: Reduced Service
31: Reduced Service
33: Full Service
34: No Service
35: No Service Note: 9/1 - 9/5 the 35 will operate on a weekend schedule (ending ~10 pm) to accommodate early move-in.
36: Full Service
38: No Service
45: Reduced Service
46: Reduced Service

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.