As of June 1, 2021 GATRA fixed route vehicles will be at 100% capacity.
Dial-a-Ride/paratransit/GATRA GO services will now follow the following capacity guidance: – 8-10 Passenger vehicles – 2 riders and 1 person utilizing a wheelchair or 3 total riders – 12-14 Passenger vehicles – 3 riders and 1 person utilizing a wheelchair or 4 total riders
ALL ROUTES will return to full service, using the schedule dated January 27, 2020, with the following changes:
Link 2 – Cranberry Plaza to Buzzards Bay
Route will serve Shangri-La via Glen Charlie Road, Onset via Main Ave/Onset Ave, then continue on Cranberry Highway and end at Academy Blvd in Buzzards Bay. Link 2 will no longer go over the Bourne Bridge (pending a public meeting). Link 2 will continue to deviate to the area as defined on published schedules by request.
Link 3 – Shangri-La to Cranberry Plaza
Link 3 service has been added to the Link 2 schedule.
Wareham-Lakeville Train Connector
The Connector schedule has been incorporated into the Link 4 schedule. Trips to the Lakeville MBTA station have been reduced due to demand and the train schedule.
Route will use existing routing with the following changes: • Will serve the Aldi/Bed Bath & Beyond Plaza on Route 44 in Raynham • Will end at Walmart. Pine Hill Estates will be served by the new Route 5.
Route 8 – County St. / Target
Route will use existing routing but will end at Target. Connections to East Taunton (along Hart St/Middleboro Ave/South St E) and the Raynham Walmart can be made using the new Route 5 (see below).
This new route will connect with the Route 8 at Target, travel North on County St, East on Hart St/Middleboro Ave, North on South St E, serve Pine Hill Estates, and connect with the Route 7 at Walmart in Raynham.
This 5-year Comprehensive Regional Transit Plan (CRTP) update builds on the work of the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) 2015 Regional Transit Plan (RTP). This update was recommended by the Task Force on Regional Transit Authority Performance and Funding in its final report issued in April 2019. The report included 24 recommendations in five categories:
Investment and Performance
Quality of Service
The CRTPU recommendation (No. 7) was included in the service decisions grouping. Specifically, recommendation 7 advised that “RTAs will continue to succeed by understanding their markets and by aiming to have their service networks meet the current and future mobility needs of their region as well as support connectivity to other regions where possible. This effort will be guided by (1) the completion or updating of Comprehensive Regional Transit Plans (CRTPs) every five years…”
A new service is starting in Pembroke to replace the Pembroke Shuttle that was suspended due to COVID-19. This new service, called GATRA GO Explore is an on-demand, same day, affordable service that is open to the general public.
The service can be used for trips to/from anywhere in Pembroke and to/from these specific locations:
Hanson MBTA Station
Social Security Office (Hanover)
South Shore YMCA (Hanover)
Service is free until April 9th and then will be $2.00 per one way trip.