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.

Summer Escapes

Salem CART News

Mike Whitten and Laurie Makarawicz from MTA were at the Salem Senior Center discussing the Salem CART service. Watch it here

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

Closed: 12/25 and 1/1/2021

MTA will be closed December 25, 2020 and January 1, 2021 in observation of the Christmas Day and New Year’s Day holidays.

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

Service Suspension: Route 5, 11, & 41

MTA has temporarily suspended the evening bus service on Route 5: River Rd, Route 11: Front St and Route 41: The Green DASH, from 6:30pm on. This service will restart when the Manchester Colleges and Universities re-open.

Closed: Thanksgiving

MTA is closed Thursday, November 26, 2020 in observation of Thanksgiving. There is no transit or school bus service.

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.

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