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.
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.
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.
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
Executive Director Mike Whitten, Manchester Transit
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
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
110 Elm Street
Manchester, NH 03101
We hope you are able to attend. Please contact me via email to confirm your attendance
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.
Final Phase: Fixed Route Re-opening
6/17/2020: Starting July 1, 2020 MTA will be re-opening Transit bus service. All routes, including StepSaver, Green DASH, Concord, Nashua and Regional Services will be available.
Phase 1 Fixed Route Reopen
Starting June 1, 2020 MTA will be providing fixed route bus service on the following routes:
Route 2: Hanover / East Industrial Park
Route 3: Brown Ave / Airport
Route 6: Bremer St / Mast Rd
Route 8: South Willow St / Mall of NH
Route 10: Valley St / Mall of NH
Please note that all drivers will be using PPE (face mask, gloves and behind a barrier) and we encourage all passengers to also wear a face mask while riding MTA buses. There will be no fare collected for any ride at this time. Passengers who are unable to access the fixed routes that are operating will still be eligible to use our Demand Response service, however depending on the trip, passengers may be taken to the closest fixed route to continue their ride. Buses will be at capacity when they reach half seated capacity. Please sit in designated seats which are positioned for the maximization of social distancing. See our Routes/Schedules page for bus times.