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.

Public Hearing Agenda for July 28, 2020

A public hearing will be held at the Manchester Transit Authority, 110 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101, on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM.  All interested persons will be given opportunity to speak at the hearing, submit written comments to the MTA by email at info@mtabus.org or mail at 110 Elm Street from Friday, July 17, 2020 until Tuesday, August 25, 2020.

Proposed Service Changes

Dartmouth | VA Hospital – Routeo 1

  • No changes proposed

Hanover St | E Industrial Park – Route 2

  • Route change to include travel to the Massabesic Traffic Circle hourly vs. alternating hours.

Brown Ave | Airport – Route 3

  • Four (4) new runs to be added starting hourly at 9:25 AM, 10:25 AM, 11:25 AM, and 12:25 PM

Commerce Dr | Target – Bedford – Route 4

  • No changes proposed

Southern NH University | River Rd – Route 5

  • No changes proposed

Bremer St | Mast Rd – Route 6  

  • No changes proposed

Bedford Grove Plaza | Second St – Route 7  

  • Change in length of service from 60 to 45 minutes during the 1:00 PM service; stop times will be as shown below:
    • Veteran’s Park – 1:00 PM, CMC & McGregor (outbound) – 1:05 PM, Colby Ct (Bedford) – 1:15 PM, CMC & McGregor (inbound) – 1:30 PM, and Downtown – 1:40 PM

S Willow St | Mall of New Hampshire – Route 8

  • Route change to include travel to Hannaford on outbound  trip.
  • Eight (8) additional service hours being added to increase service to run every 30 minutes between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:30 PM
    • New run times to be added on the top of the hour beginning at 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM

Elliot Hospital | East Side Plaza – Route 9

  • No changes proposed

Valley St | Mall of New Hampshire – Route 10

  • No changes proposed

Front St | Hackett Hill Rd – Route 11

  • No changes proposed at this time. Evaluating an extension of service to Market Basket, Target, and Amazon for July 2021

S Beech St | Mall of New Hampshire – Route 12  

  • No changes proposed

Concord Express – Route 21 | Nashua Express – Route 22 

  • No changes proposed

The Green Dash – Route 41 

  • No changes proposed

Shopper Shuttles – Routes 42, 43, 44, and 45

  • Services have ended effective 06/30/2020 with the completion of the grant period. Hooksett and Goffstown services now operate Monday-Friday. New Boston service has changed to 15 trips per month. 

Please note all changes proposed above are for weekday service only; no weekend changes are being proposed at this time.  Additionally, we are not proposing any changes to fares.

Closed July 4, 2020

MTA is closed Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

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.

Closed Memorial Day

MTA is closed Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day.

Phase 1 Reopening

To assist passengers who need to access employment and other services as New Hampshire begins to reopen, the Manchester Transit Authority (MTA) is implementing the following initial steps to reopen our fixed route bus service as of today…click here to read more.

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