How to Ride the Bus

SEVT, The Current operates 13 bus routes, several senior van routes, ADA paratransit service, and brokers rides for elderly (people aged 60 and over), persons with disabilities, and Medicaid clients via volunteer drivers, vans, and taxis.

Our 32-town service area includes in-town routes in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, and Springfield, as well as between-town commuter routes to Rutland, Bellows Falls, Springfield, Brattleboro, Hanover / Lebanon, NH, and other towns. Check our service map on Pages 4-5 to see if your destination is listed.

ADA Paratransit

If you have an ADA-defined disability and live within 3/4 mile of a bus fixed route in Brattleboro or the Okemo seasonal shuttle, you can request a ride by calling The Current at least 24 hours in advance (excluding weekends and holidays) 7:45 am-4:30 pm. All ADA riders must be pre-approved by The Current. The fare is twice the normal fare. If you have challenges with your hearing, please call Relay Vermont at 711. Please contact us to request alternative formats.

Deviated Fixed Routes

If you live within 3/4 mile of any deviated fixed route, you can request a ride by calling The Current at least two business days in advance (excluding weekends and holidays) 7:45 am-4:00 pm.

Elderly or Disabled Service

The Current serves seniors (aged 60 and over) and people of any age with an ADA-defined disability with free door to door transportation to adult day care, meal sites, medical appointments, and shopping. Some trips are scheduled destinations on set days of the week, while some trips can be tailored for individual needs. Some restrictions will apply, and advance reservations are required. Call The Current at 1-888-869-6287 or 802-460-1195 at least two business days in advance (excluding weekends and holidays) 7:45 am-4:30 pm.

Volunteer Drivers

The Current is always looking for volunteers using their own car to transport seniors or people with disabilities to the doctor’s office, pharmacy, shopping, or meal sites. The Current pays for the volunteer’s mileage, and supplemental insurance is provided during the trip. Call The Current for details.

How to Ride The Bus

You should arrive at the bus stop five minutes before the scheduled arrival time. Buses may run behind schedule due to traffic or weather. Be sure to check the destination sign on the front of the bus to ensure you are boarding the right bus. Have your fare ready, and remember that drivers cannot make change.

You can board the bus between stops anywhere along the route where it is safe for the bus to pull over by waving at the bus as it approaches.

This is called a flag stop and will not be done near corners, on steep hills, or other hazardous areas.

Although The Current does not discriminate against any person, it reserves the right to refuse transportation to any person under the influence of intoxicating substances, or to any person whose conduct is such, or likely to be such, as to make them objectionable to others or jeopardize the safety and security of the driver, other riders, or the bus. Riders must wear shirts and footwear to board the bus.

Bikes must be placed on the bike rack and are not allowed on the bus for any reason. There is no extra charge for using the bike rack, but you must load and unload your own bike.

No pets are allowed on the bus, with the exceptions of service animals or pets in pet carriers going to the veterinarian.

If you have lost an item on the bus please contact the Current. The Current is not responsible for items left on the bus.

There is no service provided on the holidays of New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

All times, schedules, fares, etc. are subject to change without notice. The Current has the right to add service for special events or for other reasons. Please check our website for details.

For more information, contact us.