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GATRA Advisory Board Meeting- April 17th, 2024

Agenda

Posted: 4/12/24 at 11:55AM

April 17th, 2024 at 1PM

Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA)

Advisory Board Meeting

Taunton City Hall

Silver City Conference Room, 2nd Floor

15 Summer Street, Taunton, MA 02780

and

Zoom

  • Call to Order
  • March 20, 2024 Open Session Minutes
  • Administrator’s Report & Civil Rights Report
  • Financial Report
  • FY23 Audited Financials
  • FY24 Budget Amendment
  • Confirm Executive Compensation Committee
  • Adjournment

SUNDAY SERVICE REDUCTION – Dial-a-Ride/ADA Service in Taunton/Attleboro ONLY on Sunday, March 24, 2024

Due to ongoing labor issues, there will be no fixed route bus service in Taunton/Attleboro, no fixed route or Dial-a-Ride/ADA service in Plymouth/Wareham, and no GATRA GO Coastline service on Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Dial-a-Ride and ADA Paratransit service in Taunton/Attleboro ONLY will run on a normal schedule.

GATRA GO United and GATRA GO Seacoast Sunday service will also run on a normal schedule.

The following routes & services will not be running:
Route 2
Route 4
Route 5
Route 6
Route 7
Route 8
Route 10
Route 11
Route 12
Route 14
Route 15
Route 16
Route 18
Freedom Link
Liberty Link
Mayflower Link
Manomet Link
SAIL
Link 1
Link 2
Link 4
Plymouth Dial-a-Ride/ADA
Wareham Dial-a-Ride/ADA
GATRA GO Coastline

We would like to thank our Taunton/Attleboro Dial-a-Ride drivers for helping us to keep service on the road.

REMINDER – There will be NO GATRA Service on Sunday, March 31, 2024.

GATRA Advisory Board Meeting- March 20th, 2024

Agenda

Posted:3/15/24 at 1:30PM

March 20th, 2024 at 1PM

Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA)

Advisory Board Meeting

Taunton City Hall

Silver City Conference Room, 2nd Floor

15 Summer Street, Taunton, MA 02780

and

Zoom

    • Call to Order
    • January 17th, 2024 Open Session Minutes
    • Administrator’s Report & Civil Rights Report
    • Financial Report
    • FY25 Budget Draft
    • Confirm Audit and Finance Committee for FY23 Audit Review
    • Open Meeting Law and Conflict of Interest Certificates
    • Adjournment

    Winter Storm Notice

    February 13, 2024

    GATRA Service Alert. Winter Storm Notice. Tuesday, February 13, 2024. We are closely monitoring the winter storm forecasted for Tuesday in our service area. If service is interrupted, canceled or delayed, information will be communicated via our website, Facebook and Instagram.

    PRESS RELEASE: GATRA IMPLEMENTING SUNDAY SERVICE THIS FEBRUARY 

    Taunton, MA, January 2024– Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) will begin Sunday Service across all fixed route buses, effective February 5th, 2024. GATRA began offering Sunday Service on select routes in mid-October 2023. As of this full rollout in early February, Sunday Service will now mirror the existing Saturday Service offered across GATRA communities. “GATRA is grateful to the local legislative delegation for their assistance in securing this additional funding. Sunday Service has long been a goal of the Advisory Board and it is exciting to see its implementation,” said Administrator Mary Ellen DeFrias. 

    GATRA has conducted numerous customer surveys, including GATRA’s 2020 Comprehensive Regional Transit Plan as well as Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD)’s work on the Area’s Long Range Regional Transportation Plan and Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan. Through these surveys, GATRA and SRPEDD identified a top priority for riders is access to GATRA services seven days a week. GATRA has taken the necessary technological, staffing, and financial steps to bring this project to fruition and is excited to offer this much needed service to the GATRA community. 

    Sunday Service will be implemented on all fixed-routes, including ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) complementary paratransit service. GATRA GO Coastline, Seacoast, and United currently operate on Sundays as well.  

    Updates will be made soon to the GATRA website and to printed schedules to reflect Sunday Service changes as well as other service changes effective February 5th, 2024.  Please visit www.gatra.org for more information and route-specific details.  

    About GATRA: The Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA) was created in 1976 to develop, finance, and contract for the operations of mass transportation facilities and services within an ever-expanding area, which includes 30 diverse communities stretching from Southern Norfolk County and Northern Bristol County, all the way to Plymouth County and the South Shore.