Labor Day Bus Service

There will be no bus service on Labor Day, Monday, September 4, 2017.

Bus service will resume on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

The Current wishes everyone a safe and happy Labor Day

 

Public Meeting Date Set For Brattleboro Bus System

BRATTLEBORO: The Current, which operates the Brattleboro bus system, will hold its first round of public meetings on Thursday, August 24th as part of its route improvement plan.

Two meetings, each held at the Brattleboro Municipal Center’s Select Board Meeting Room, are scheduled for 1:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Anyone needing a free ride to/from the meetings may call The Current to schedule it at 802-460-7433.

The meeting agenda is to solicit input from riders, non-riders, business owners, etc. on any changes to the bus service. Ideas will be taken into consideration for the first draft of the plan that will be completed in late September. A second public meeting will be scheduled to review the plan and seek additional comments.

The public meeting compliments surveys being done with employers, partners, committees, riders, bus drivers, and non-riders.

“I want to assure our existing riders that the core schedules will remain, so that you will continue to reach your jobs, shopping, and medical appointments” said Randy Schoonmaker, SEVT CEO. “What we are trying to accomplish is to simplify the schedule, minimize transfers, reduce duplication, fill in gaps, and make the system more user friendly.” Schoonmaker also said that fares will remain at $1 per ride.

There are two public surveys being conducted in the first round of outreach – one for riders and one for non-riders. Riders may pick up their survey on the bus or complete it online at www.crtransit.org or on the Current’s Facebook page.

The survey for those who do not currently ride the bus can be picked up at the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce, the Brattleboro Public Library, and The Coop’s Shareholder Desk. Nonriders can also fill out the survey online at www.crtransit.org and on the Current’s Facebook page.

All surveys must be completed by August 18, 2017.

For questions or comments call Rebecca Gagnon at 802-460-7433 ext. 201 or e-mail rgagnon@crtransit.org


Brattleboro Bus Schedule Re-Design

          BRATTLEBORO:  The Current, which operates the Brattleboro bus system, is seeking public input in its effort to improve the town’s schedules and service level.

The existing schedules were implemented in late August 2012 by the Current’s predecessor, Connecticut River Transit (CRT). The Current, which is one of two divisions operated by Southeast Vermont Transit (SEVT), took over the system in 2016 and has made only minor changes to one of the routes. Now it wants to involve the public in re-designing the system to increase both ridership and service quality.

SEVT has been awarded a grant by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) to work with consultant Stephen Falbel of Steadman Hill Consulting in Montpelier and the Windham Regional Commission to assist in the route design. The most important part of the process is a two-phase public input process before the system is adjusted late this year or early next.

There will be two rounds of public meetings, two rounds of surveys, and substantial, targeted outreach as part of the comprehensive public outreach plan. The first round includes a public meeting sometime in late August or September to gather information on what the public would like to see, what it likes and dislikes, and what recommendations they have. In addition, surveys and/or interviews will be done with employers, partners, committees, riders, bus drivers, and non-riders. SEVT will also meet with the Town of Brattleboro and will appear before the Select Board at its August 15th meeting. Following the first round of public input, a draft service plan will be designed and published for comment.

The second round of public input – consisting of a second public meeting and surveys – will present the draft plan and seek additional comments before making final changes and then implementing it.

The two public outreach rounds, plan drafting, and final changes are expected to reach into the fall, with implementation occurring after a four-week advance notice/marketing phase of the new schedules sometime late this year or early next.

“I want to assure our existing riders that the core schedules will remain, so that you will continue to reach your jobs, shopping, and medical appointments” said Randy Schoonmaker, SEVT CEO. “What we are trying to accomplish is to simplify the schedule, minimize transfers, reduce duplication, fill in gaps, and make the system more user friendly.” Schoonmaker also said that fares will remain at $1 per ride.

There are two public surveys being conducted in the first round of outreach – one for riders and one for non-riders. Riders may pick up their survey on the bus or complete it online at www.crtransit.org or on the Current’s Facebook page.

The survey for those who do not currently ride the bus can be picked up at the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce, the Brattleboro Public Library, The Coop’s Shareholder Desk, and the Transportation Center. Non-riders can also fill out the survey online at www.crtransit.org and on the Current’s Facebook page.

All surveys must be completed by August 18, 2017.

The date for the first public meeting will be announced shortly.

For questions or comments call Rebecca Gagnon at 802-460-7433 ext. 201 or e-mail rgagnon@crtransit.org.

Meeting Warning

Southeast Vermont Transit, Inc. Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting at 5:00pm on Wednesday May 10th at the 45 Mill St. Wilmington, and 706 Rockingham Rd. Rockingham Vermont locations.

Meeting Warning

              Meeting Warning
Southeast Vermont Transit, Inc. Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting at 5:00pm on Monday April 3rd at the 45 Mill St. Wilmington, Vermont location.

Bus service on Labor Day

There will be no bus service on Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016.

Bus service will resume on Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

The Current wishes everyone a safe and happy Labor Day

 

Board Meeting Warning

The Southeast Vermont Transit Board of Directors will hold their 2015 Annual Meeting at 5:00 pm January 28, 2016 meeting at The MOOver, 45 Mill Street in Wilmington, Vermont.

The Southeast Vermont Transit Board of Directors will hold their January 2016 meeting following the Annual Meeting on January 28, 2016 at The MOOver, 45 Mill Street in Wilmington, Vermont.

Board Meeting Warning

Southeast Vermont Transit, Inc. Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting on the December 15, 2015 via video conferencing at two locations, 706 Rockingham Road, Rockingham, Vermont and 45 Mill St. Wilmington, Vermont at 5:00 pm.  This is a change from its normally scheduled held the fourth Thursday of each month.

Board Meeting Warning

Southeast Vermont Transit, Inc. Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting on the November 5, 2015 via video conferencing at two locations, 706 Rockingham Road, Rockingham, Vermont and 45 Mill St. Wilmington, Vermont at 5:00 pm.  This is a change from its normally scheduled held the fourth Thursday of each month.

Board Meeting Warning

Southeast Vermont Transit, Inc. Board of Directors will meet November 2 and 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm, via video conferencing for board training. Locations are 706 Rockingham Rd, and 45 Mills St., Vermont