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Archives for 2014

GCAC Meeting in Attleboro – 1/15

The Attleboro – Taunton GATRA Consumer Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 1:00 PM at the Attleboro Public Library (Balfour Room).

Tell us about your experience with GATRA!  Come speak about your issues with GATRA fixed-route and/or paratransit service.

Group transportation to and from GCAC meetings is provided free of charge by GATRA, and all meeting places are accessible to individuals with disabilities. To arrange a ride to the next meeting, call one of the following telephone numbers by noon the day before the meeting:

In Attleboro: 508-226-1102
In Taunton: 508-823-8828
For TDD: 508-824-7439

Public Meetings Announced

This January, the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) will hold 6 public meetings in the GATRA service area to present fixed route alternatives/proposals as part of their Regional Transit Plan. Please join in the conversation!  Tell us what you think!  Light refreshments will be served!

Click Here for meeting dates and locations.

 

Ride FREE Saturdays – 12/13 & 12/20

As a way to say Thank You to our loyal customers, GATRA is offering a free pass to ride and shop on Saturday, December 13 & Saturday, December 20.  Come out early!  The first 50 riders will also receive a FREE GATRA Holiday gift.

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Riders! GATRA wants to hear from you!

GATRA is reviewing existing and potential bus routes as part of our Regional Transit Plan (RTP) to identify areas for improvement.  Please share your ideas with us!  Ask a driver for a comment card and return it to a driver by October 31, 2014!  Click here for more information.

 

Public Meetings Announced

GATRA is reviewing existing bus routes as part of their Regional Transit Plan (RTP) to identify areas for improvement. Public Meetings have been scheduled in Attleboro, Franklin, Hanover, Plymouth, Taunton, and Wareham.  Click here for detailed information about locations, dates, and time.

New Stop for Train Connector in Wareham

Beginning today, September 15, 2014, the Wareham/ Lakeville Train Connector will stop at the Park and Ride in Wareham on Maple Springs Road at the junction of routes 28 and 25. This change was made to accommodate commuters who are making connections to and from the Peter Pan bus line. Please Note: Peter Pan is no longer stopping at Mill Pond.

Safe Streets. Smart Trips.

MassDOT is seeking video submissions promoting safe walking, bicycling, and driving behaviors in Massachusetts.

“Safe Streets. Smart Trips” High School Video Contest is part of a larger multi-agency initiative to promote bicycle and pedestrian safety through local education and enforcement efforts.

The video contest is open to all high school students across the Commonwealth. The contest is designed to raise awareness of each traveler’s behavior within the transportation system. In order to prevent accidents on our roadways, all roadway users must exercise care and caution for other travelers. The contest will also draw on the benefits of healthy and active transportation options.

The winner will receive a $300 cash prize, an iPad and prize pack from sponsors including Boloco, Landry’s, REI and others. The deadline to enter is October 3rd!

For more information, including the full contest submissions guidelines and video submission form visit: http://www.massdot.state.ma.us/GreenDOT/RoadwaySafetyVideo.aspx

 

Bus Detours in Attleboro – Sept. 6

GATRA is announcing the following route changes for Saturday, September 6th, due to the Attleboro 100th Anniversary Celebration and parade.

Routes 10 & 14 (Outbound):

Will leave the Attleboro Transit Center(ATC) on S. Main and take a right on Mill St., a left on Union St.[shelter], continue straight on Pleasant St.[123], then left on Holden St., then right on North Main St., then left on Toner Blvd.

The route 10 and 14 will miss North Main St. from the center up to Holden St.  West and North St. are closed inbound and outbound till the end of the parade. Normal service will resume in the afternoon.

Routes 10 & 14 (Inbound):

Inbound 10 and 14’s will use Toner Blvd. and will take a right on North Main St. and a left on Holden St. and a right on Pleasant St. and will continue to Union St. and then take a right on Mill St. before heading back to the ATC.

Routes 12 (Outbound):

Route 12 buses will leave the ATC and take a right on Mill St., a left on Union St. [shelter], a right on Park St., a right on O’Neill Blvd., a right on Maple St.,  a left on So. Main St., a right on Lamb St., a right on Thatcher St. into County Sq. back on normal route.

Routes 12 (Inbound):

Inbound 12 will use South Ave. [123] to Thacher St., take a left on Lamb St., take a left on S. Main St., take a left on Wall St. back to ATC.

Routes 11, 15, and 16: No changes to route.

Routes 18:

The route 18 from Attleboro will run a normal route to Taunton. The route 18 from Taunton will be detoured in Attleboro Center, County St. to Wall St. will be closed. The bus will come down Pleasant St. and continue straight onto Union St.[shelter] to a right on Mill St. to a left on South Main St. and a right on Wall and back into the ATC.

 

Tri-Town Connector – Sept. 6th

Inbound service from Norfolk MBTA station to Patriot Place will be suspended after 10:30 AM on Sept. 6, 2014, due to an event at the stadium and turn restrictions on Route 1.

Also, outbound service from the Big Y in Franklin to Patriot Place will be suspended after 11:06 AM on that same day.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

August 9th – FREE GATRA Shuttle in Onset

GATRA will provide FREE shuttle service for the Onset Cape Verdean Festival on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The shuttles will pick-up passengers at Hines Field, Lopes Field and the V.F.W and take them to Union Street before heading back to downtown Onset.