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!

Christmas and New Year’s Day Bus Service

There will be no bus service on Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2015 and New Year’s Day January 1, 2016.

In-Town bus service in Brattleboro will resume Saturday, December 26th and January 2nd.

All other bus service will resume on Monday, December 28, 2015 and January 4, 2016

CRT wishes everyone a safe and happy Holiday Season

 

No bus service on Thanksgiving Day

There will be no bus service on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26, 2015.

Bus service will resume on Friday, November 27, 2015.

The Current wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day

 

DVTA Warning April 20, 2015

Warning

 Deerfield Valley Transit Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting on April 20, 2015, at 2:00pm. At its main office located at 45 Mill St. Wilmington, Vermont.

The Deerfield Valley Transit Association 2015 Annual Meeting

                                                          Warning

The Deerfield Valley Transit Association will hold its 2015 Annual Meeting at 9:00 am Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at its new garage on 45 Mill Street, Wilmington, Vermont. The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers, appoint committee memberships, receive any annual reports, and any other business as the Board sees fit.

The agenda is:

  1.   Public input
  2.   Election of officers
  3.   Committee appointments
  4.   Any reports from the Directors or Staff
  5.   Any other business that is legally presented
  6.   at the meeting that the Board approves

Deerfield Valley Transit Association’s Board of Directors Meeting

The Deerfield Valley Transit Association’s Board of Directors will hold a Board meeting at the offices of Connecticut River Transit located on 706 Rockingham Road, Rockingham, Vermont. The meeting will begin at 3:00 pm on Monday, January 12, 2015.

 

Monthly Board Meeting

The October Board meeting will be held on October 23rd at 4:00pm. The location is at the CRT office, 760 Rockingham St. Rockingham, Vermont

MEETING NOTICE

A Meeting of the Board of Directors for Connecticut River Transit, Inc. (CRT) will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:30 PM.  The meeting will be held at the office of CRT, 706 Rockingham Road, Rockingham, Vermont 05101.  This meeting will be held jointly with Board members of the Deerfield Valley Transit Authority (DVTA) and representatives of the Vermont Agency of Transportation.  The sole agenda item for this meeting will be to continue discussions of a merger of DVTA and CRT.

PLANNED CRT-DVTA TRANSIT MERGER

Planned CRT-DVTA Transit Merger

 

                CRT-DVTA logo

Since September 16, 2013, the Deerfield Valley Transit Association (DVTA), which operates public transit in the Deerfield Valley, has been managing Connecticut River Transit’s (CRT’s) southeastern Vermont transit service under a management of services contract.  Once the two began working together, there were many indications that the two agencies could be more effective if they combined forces.  To further explore this potential, the boards and key staff from both agencies, with assistance from VTrans and a consultant, have been discussing the feasibility, benefits, and other impacts of a merger.  At the most recent meeting on August 1, the boards of CRT and DVTA decided to proceed with a merger to:

  • Provide a stronger foundation to improve transit service in southeastern Vermont
  • Better leverage the strengths of each organization to improve service delivery and customer service
  • Reduce duplicate administrative tasks, such as auditing, marketing, procurement, and grant applications
  • Produce a stronger, more financially sustainable system

Key Elements

Many details of the merger are still being worked out.  However, key elements include:

  • As is currently the case with both CRT and DVTA, the new organization will be a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
  • The name of the new organization has not yet been determined, but services will continue to be provided using the The Current and MOOver brands.
  • The merged organization will have an up to 10-member board, with equal representation from what are now the CRT and DVTA service areas.
  • Randy Schoonmaker, who is currently the General Manager of DVTA and is now managing CRT services through the Management Services Agreement, will be the General Manager of the new agency.
  • The new organization will have two operating divisions–a Rockingham Division and a Wilmington Division.  Some administrative functions will be merged to reduce duplication and to expand capabilities in areas such as public information, customer service, and planning.  Administrative personnel will continue to be physically based at both locations. All employees will continue to be provided with the same pay and benefits.
  • No personnel reductions will occur–savings achieved through efficiencies will be used to expand efforts in areas where improvements are needed.

Passenger Impacts

Over the short-term, passengers will not see any changes, and they will continue to use the same buses operating on the same routes with the same names at the same times and with the same drivers.

Over time, once the new organization becomes established, it will place a greater emphasis on improving service.  These changes will evolve over time and will likely involve improvements such as better coordination of Moover and The Current services, and increased service levels made possible through a reduction in administration duplication and operational efficiencies such as shifting services between bases.

Timeline

CRT and DVTA intend for the new 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation to begin business on October 1, 2014.  At that time, CRT and DVTA will become wholly owned subsidiaries of the new organization and maintain separate finances through the end of this fiscal year (June 30, 2015).  Beginning on July 1, 2015, the two subsidiaries will be dissolved and all finances, functions, and personnel will be merged into the new “parent” organization.

more information

For more information, please contact:

Rebecca Gagnon

rgagnon@crtransit.org

802-460-7433 x201

 

 

 

Bids

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Connecticut River Transit (CRT) is soliciting proposals for two-way digital turbo radio systems for its service area from Hanover, NH to Vernon, VT and from Jamaica, VT to Keene, NH. E-mail for RFP is rgagnon@crtransit.org . Proposals due 9/5/14.

 

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Connecticut River Transit (CRT) and Deerfield Valley Transit Association (DVTA) are soliciting proposals for telephone and voice mail management systems in their Rockingham and Wilmington, Vermont offices. E-mail for RFP is randys@moover.com . Proposals due 9/5/14.