The CRT and DVTA Boards will have a joint board meeting at 9:30 am on Aug 1, 2014 at the Grand Summitt Hotel 89 Grand Summitt Way West Dover, vermont 05356
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com . Proposals due 9/5/14.
CRT TO RAISE FARES AUGUST 4TH, 2014
July 15, 2014
ROCKINGHAM – Connecticut River Transit (CRT) announces changes in its fare policy on several of its routes effective August 4, 2014.
Six routes will go from a voluntary donation to a required fare. The Springfield In Town and Bellows Falls In Town routes will both charge a $1 fare that is valid all day on the day it was purchased instead of the current $1 requested per ride donation. The Bellows Falls-Springfield Route will go from a $2 donation to a $2 one-way fare. The Bellows Falls-Ludlow route will go from a $3 donation to a $2 one-way fare. An additional $2 fare will be required by Marble Valley Regional Transit District (MVRTD) to go from Ludlow to Rutland. The Bi-Weekly Shopper trip will cost riders $3 for an all-day ride, and Dial-A-Ride donations will change to a $2 fare for in-town trips and $3 for out of trips. The winter seasonal Bellows Falls-Okemo route will no longer ask for a donation nor require a fare thanks to sponsorship from Okemo Mountain Resort. Fares on all other CRT routes will remain the same, but the company is considering a change to its Upper Valley Routes sometime this fall.
CRT General Manager Rebecca Gagnon says “With flat federal and state funding and increasing fuel and insurance costs, we need to increase local funding to maintain the level of service we have now. We have made cuts on our spending and realized internal efficiencies, but now we need to have our riders increase their support.”
Gagnon says that CRT conducted public hearings in Bellows Falls and Springfield that were required by the state before any fare increase could take place. Although no one likes a fare increase, she noted that the input CRT received has been very supportive.
CRT’s donation policy yielded little if any income, and the company approached the fare policy change with several months of careful thought and research. In June the company stopped selling discounted tokens on its three Brattleboro routes with minimal impacts to its riders there.
CRT’s new brochure will be distributed shortly, as will signs at every bus stop with the schedule and fare policy.
For more information call CRT at 1-888-869-6287 or www.crtransit.org .
CRT PUBLISHED BRATTLEBORO BUS BROCHURE
May 7, 2014
ROCKINGHAM, VT Connecticut River Transit (CRT) is distributing a new brochure for its Brattleboro bus routes this week. Some minor route changes and token sale changes will take effect May 19th, so distributing the brochure two weeks early will give the public time to digest the changes before they become effective.
The brochure shows the Red, Blue, and White Line schedules and route maps, as well as connections on all major public transit modes to regional destinations. It is being mailed to all addresses in Brattleboro, West Brattleboro, and Hinsdale, NH, and will be hand delivered to key outlets in Brattleboro and Hinsdale. All CRT buses will have the brochures onboard as well.
CRT will be installing bus stop signs and schedules at all of its Brattleboro stops in May. Each stop will list all of the routes that serve that stop, as well as the time of day the bus stops there. A large schedule of all routes will be placed in the window of the Transportation Center where all CRT routes meet.
All CRT bus shelters are being cleaned and new schedule holders will be installed as well.
CRT is also producing a brochure for its other routes in its 31-town territory. That brochure will be out in the early summer of 2014.
Last year the Red, White, and Blue Lines provided 57,663 rides and traveled 118,622 miles.
For more information contact Rebecca Gagnon at CRT (802) 460-1195 ext 201. Go online at www.crtransit.org for the latest news and information.
CRT ( in conjunction with Springfield Hospital and Community Health Center) is pleased to announce that it was awarded $14,000 toward providing extra Dialysis rides from January 1st through to June 30th 2014. Due to funding constraints, CRT has been able to provide only 2 out of 3 needed dialysis rides for those who qualify; we will now be able to provide the extra dialysis ride per month to qualified riders. The Grant became available on January 1st 2014.