Attention: Incoming phone calls

Due to the driver shortage, many (if not all) office staff members are driving bus routes during morning and afternoon school time. We appreciate your patience as there may only be one staff member available to answer all incoming phone calls. Please follow the prompts and leave a voicemail, someone will get back to you when they return from driving a bus. Thank you!

Concord Express Bus Stop Change

Concord Bus Stop Change: For the month of July 2021, Concord Express, will arrive/depart from the Prescription Center at the corner of Centre St and Main St., not at the State House.

CDC issued an Order imposing mask requirement applicable to public transportation…

Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order imposing a mask requirement applicable to public transportation systems, rail, and van, bus and motorcoach service providers to mitigate the risk of COVID-19. The CDC Order implements President Biden’s Executive Order 13998, Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel, “to save lives and allow all Americans, including the millions of people employed in the transportation industry, to travel and work safely.”

Science-based measures are critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Mask-wearing is one of several proven life-saving measures including physical distancing, appropriate ventilation and timely testing that can reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Requiring masks will protect America’s transportation workers and passengers, help control the transmission of COVID-19, and aid in re-opening America’s economy.

In addition to the CDC order, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) anticipates issuing additional information and guidance on this topic.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has posted Frequently Asked Questions online and will continue to add to this site with additional information in the coming days. The Department will be scheduling stakeholder calls beginning the week of February 1, 2021.

https://www.cdc.gov/quarantine/pdf/Mask-Order-CDC_GMTF_01-29-21-p.pdf

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/26/2021-01859/promoting-covid-19-safety-in-domestic-and-international-travel

https://www.transportation.gov/safety/mask-travel-guidance

Weather Delays Expected 12-17-20

Expect major delays due to road/weather conditions on Thursday 12/17/2020. Plan ahead on intercity routes (Concord, Nashua) as weather predictions are indicating white out conditions. We expect to operate full service, with major delays.

https://www.wmur.com/article/snow-could-pile-higher-than-a-foot-in-parts-of-new-hampshire/34991303

Mask Mandate on all MTA buses

In accordance with the emergency order issued by Governor Sununu, all riders over the age of five (5) are required to wear facial coverings while boarding the bus as well as for the duration of their trip. If you have a medical condition which prevents you from wearing a mask, you may visit the Welcome Center at Veteran’s park for a free waiver card to present while boarding the bus. For questions, please call (603) 623-8801 and select option 2.

Fare Restoration: Passenger Notice

Passenger Notice: Beginning November 1, 2020 MTA will be charging passenger fares again. Passes that are currently inactivated, but still valid, may be used as normal. Passengers using MTA Fixed Route, StepSaver and CART will be charged the standard fare for each trip as outlined in the fare structure.
Passengers will be able to purchase tickets online, at the Welcome Center or on the bus. Day, Week and Month passes are available on the bus for purchase. However, cash denominations greater than a $50 bill are not accepted in the fare box and excess cash is not kept at the Welcome Center.
Passengers will be required to show half-fare verification as described in the Passenger Guidelines located on the website and in the schedule pamphlet. This includes the U-Pass program. Please note, MCC students will not be providing a student ID card as they have not been issued them for this school year, all other University students will still use their student ID. All University passengers will need a U-Pass fare card to ride.

See the official notice here.

Stay Healthy while riding MTA

We ask that all passengers please wear a mask while riding MTA buses to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. While we are not requiring that passengers wear a mask, we are encouraging that everyone does. We hope that everyone will help to keep all passengers and our drivers safe and healthy!

Press Conference Agenda for August 13, 2020

Date: August 13, 2020

Time: 11:00 AM

Venue: Manchester Transit Authority Property

Welcoming Address:

Executive Director Mike Whitten, Manchester Transit

Guest Speakers:

Governor Chris Sununu

Mayor Joyce Craig

Jessica Wilcox, Dept. of Environmental Services

Jason Raposa, Anderson Bluebird Bus Sales of New England

Derek Whaley, Roush Clean Tech

Participants and vehicles will be available for follow up after the formal remarks.

Due to the current COVID 19 guidelines amenities will be limited to bottled water.

Attendees are asked to follow social distancing practices.

MTA Celebrates the Arrival of its Propane Fueled School Buses





Manchester Transit Authority Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 29, 2020

CONTACT: Karen Holden, Assistant Director; School Operations

603.623.8801 ext. 5156

Press Event

MTA celebrates the arrival of its propane fueled school buses  

You are invited to attend the formal unveiling of MTA’s acquisition of fourteen Propane School Buses.  The event will include discussions about the benefits to the students and the community by providing safe, clean buses that will improve the air quality by significantly reducing NOx emissions. In real world testing, propane buses cut emissions by 96 percent compared to clean diesel buses.

Thursday August 13th 2020, 11:00am

Manchester Transit

110 Elm Street

Manchester, NH 03101

We hope you are able to attend.  Please contact me via email to confirm your attendance         

kholden@mtabus.org.

Meals for Manchester Thanks the MTA & SNHU

Thank you to our School Bus Drivers! Their support of the food delivery program is appreciated. Without their support, the program would not have been such a success.

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