PROPOSED CHANGE IN THE CURRENT’S BUS FARE POLICY

PROPOSED CHANGE IN THE CURRENT’S BUS FARE POLICY

The Current is proposing the elimination of fares on its Bellows Falls In-Town Bus Route #2; on the Springfield In-Town Bus Route #1; and on the Bellows Falls-Springfield Bus Route #55.

Public hearings will be held December 16, 2016 at 10:00 am in Springfield at the Town Office 96 Main St. Springfield, VT. 05156, and at 1:00 pm at the Current office in Rockingham at 706 Rockingham Rd, Rockingham, VT. 50101.

Written input will be accepted via e-mail to rgagnon@crtransit.org or via US Mail to Rebecca Gagnon, General Manager, The Current, 706 Rockingham Road, Rockingham, VT 05001 on or before (the last hearing time and date).

Rebecca Gagnon, General Manager, The Current, Rockingham, Vermont November 23, 2016.

Okemo #61 Schedule change

The Current is pleased to announce a revised and enhanced schedule for the Seasonal Okemo #61 Route.

This is a fare free route servicing resort employees, guests, skiers and the general public. The new schedule has been posted on the schedule page for the route.

 

Monthly Meeting Warning

Southeast Vermont Transit, Inc. Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting on Monday November 7th via video conferencing at two locations, 706 Rockingham Road, Rockingham, Vermont and 45 Mill St. Wilmington, Vermont at 5:00 pm.

The CURRENT RECEIVES FOUR NEW BUSES

July 26, 2016

ROCKINGHAM – The Current announced today that it has received and put into service four new vehicles as part of its 33-vehicle fleet.

Three of the buses seat 14 riders, and the fourth seats 16. All four include a handicap lift, onboard video security system, and digital two-way radios. They will be used primarily to replace vehicles serving senior routes.

They sport a new graphic pattern that was designed by artist Skip Morrow of Wilmington, who has designed the MOOver Holstein-themed buses for 20 years. The Current’s design features a distinctive blue and green wave the length of the bus.

The buses are El Dorado models on Ford chassis. They are made Salina, Kansas and range in cost from $75,000-95,000. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds 80% of the cost, the Vermont Agency of Transportation funds 10%, and The Current supplies the remaining 10%.

New Bus

JON MEEKS JOINS SEVT BOARD

July 15, 2016

WILMINGTON – Long-time MOOver driver and trainer Jon Meeks has joined the Southeast Vermont Transit (SEVT) Board of Directors effective July 11, 2016.

Jon drove most of the MOOver’s bus routes over an 18-year time span, and was also the company’s trainer, guiding over 50 staff for their commercial driver license. Prior to working at the MOOver, Jon was an elementary school teacher for 33 years, an elementary school principal, and a school bus driver. He has been active in his hometown of Wardsboro, serving as library trustee, lister, Town Meeting Moderator, and on the Select Board.

Jon is a graduate of Marlboro College, and did graduate work at Keene State College. He and his wife Kathy operate a Shetland sheep farm, and actively market their wool locally and online.

Jon Meeks

Monthly Meeting Warning

Warning

 

The Southeast Vermont Transit Board of Directors hold their Board meetings on the first Monday of the month at 5:00 pm. The meeting is held in two locations via video conferencing – 45 Mill Street in Wilmington, Vermont and 706 Rockingham Road in Rockingham, Vermont.

 

 

 

 

Project to evaluate the buses in the Springfield/ Ludlow/ Bellows Falls area.

Do you ride the buses around Springfield/ Ludlow/ Bellows Falls? Or would you ride them if a few changes were made?  SWCRPC is helping The Current (run by Southeast Vermont Transit) to evaluate their existing bus routes.  We’d love to hear from you!  Please fill out our survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NKSQ2Q6  before 1/24 or get the survey from a Current driver, fill the survey out, return it to a Current driver and receive a “Transit Buck” good for one ride on a route in our survey area. Thank you!