The Current’s schedule changes prove very effective

ROCKINGHAM: The Current’s schedule changes on six of its 16 routes that became effective February 5th have proven very successful.

For the period February 5-April 27, the routes with new schedules are the Bellows Falls In-town route (up 136% over last year), the Springfield In-town route (up 18%), the Bellows Falls-Springfield route (31%), the Bellows Falls-Ludlow route (up 14%), the Bellows Falls-Brattleboro route (up 34%), and the Bellows Falls to Hanover route (down 8%). All but the Hanover route are fare free.

During that period ridership was 11,252 versus 8,971 for the same period last year, an increase of 2,281 riders or 25%.

The Current conducted over a year of studies and planning in partnership with the Southern Windsor Planning Commission and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans). Several well-attended public meetings were held. “The Current received an unexpectedly-large amount of public input” said Rebecca Gagnon, General Manager. “We incorporated as much of that input as we could in re-designing the routes. We are pleased with the first three months of performance, and we hope to increase to the Hanover ridership over time.”

The Current made these changes with no additional funding. “We re-shuffled hours among these routes to take advantage of opportunities and to trim unproductive miles.”

A new brochure was printed and mailed to all addresses in Springfield and Rockingham. The brochures were also be distributed to business, chambers of commerce, and onboard the buses. The Current’s website was being updated with new information and the new schedules as well. The schedule is available on The Current’s website, www.crtransit.org .

For more information contact Rebecca Gagnon at (802) 460-7433, ext. 201.

 

Rescheduled SEVT Board meeting

The Board meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, April 25th at 5:30 pm in Brattleboro. The meeting will be held in the Hanna Cosman room, 2nd floor at the Municipal Center

SEVT Board Meeting Warning

The April SEVT Board meeting will be held on April 16th at 5:30 pm at the Brattleboro Municipal Center.

Meeting Warning

Southeast Vermont Transit, Inc. Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting at 5:00pm on Wednesday March 14th at the 45 Mill St. Wilmington, and 706 Rockingham Rd. Rockingham Vermont locations.

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.