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New GATRA GO Seacoast Service in Scituate

GATRA GO Seacoast is a new on demand service that is taking the place of the Scituate SLOOP service. The service area will remain the same as the SLOOP deviated service area. Click on the link below to see a map.

The service starts January 30, 2023 and will be FREE until February 28th then $2 a trip

Hours
Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 5:30PM
Saturday 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM – 5:00PM

Public Meeting – Route Changes

There will be a public meeting on February 6th regarding route changes to the Attleboro Routes 10, 11, 12, and 14. The meeting will be February 6th at 4:00PM at the Attleboro Train Station (7 Mill Street, Attleboro, MA)

If you are unable to attend but would like to give feedback:

  1. Call GATRA at 800-483-2500
  2. Email customercomments @ Gatra.org
  3. Message us on Facebook @GATRATRANSIT

Taunton Routes 2 and 4

Routes 2 and 4 that were previously running on a reduced schedule will return to full schedule (schedules last dated July 18, 2022)

Attleboro Routes 10, 11, 12, and 14





GATRA GO Connect will become GATRA GO United on January 30th

Attention GATRA GO Connect riders!

As of January 30th, GATRA GO Connect will become part of the GATRA GO United service.

Riders will need to download the new GATRA GO app and register a new account in order to book trips.

Wheaton Students need to register differently. Contact Wheaton for more information.

Riders can also call 800-698-7676 to book a trip through dispatch.

Rides can be booked now for travel after January 30th.

Route Changes – Routes 2, 4, 10

ROUTES 2 & 4

DUE TO A LACK OF AVAILABLE DRIVERS, GATRA WILL BE OPERATING A REDUCED SCHEDULE ON THE ROUTES 2 & 4

SEE BELOW FOR DEPARTURE TIMES. OPERATING ONLY THE TRIPS BELOW IS TEMPORARY AND WILL CONTINUE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


ROUTE 10 – ATTLEBORO/NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH

  • Will no Longer serve Stop and Shop on the Outbound trip
    • Riders can use the Route 14 to access the North Attleborough Stop and Shop
  • Will only serve Elm Terrace by request on the inbound trip

Route 5 Schedule Change – Effective September 19, 2022

THE FIRST OUTBOUND AND INBOUND ROUTE 5 TRIPS WILL LEAVE EARLIER AND THE ROUTING FROM TARGET TO TAUNTON HIGH SCHOOL ON THE 6:40AM TRIP WILL CHANGE

The 6:40AM departure from Walmart will follow this route:
Regular route, no service to Pine Hill Estates, leaves the Target stop, left on County St, left on Hart St, right on Plain St, right on Weir St, right on Ingell St, right on County St, left on Williams St, left on Hon Gordon M Owen Riverway, right into Taunton High School. Leaves Taunton High School, left on Hon Gordon M Owen Riverway, continue onto Riverway Ext, left on County St, right into Target, serves the Target stop.

SEE SCHEDULE TABLE AND MAP BELOW

UPDATED – Taunton & Attleboro Route Changes – Effective July 18, 2022

Information and New Schedules Effective July 18, 2022 will be available below. Schedules will be added as available. Routing that was presented at the public meetings in the Fall is available below.


TAUNTON

ROUTE 2 – BROADWAY/MARKET BASKET


New GATRA Route 2 serving Broadway to Market Basket and Walmart. 

The new Route 2 will take a right out of the terminal, travel on Washington St., left on Broadway, serve Market Basket, Walmart, then return to the terminal via Broadway and Washington St. 


ROUTE 4 – WEIR/WHITTENTON


This route will combine the current Route 1 and Route 9. After leaving Presbrey Court the new Route 4 will turn right on Somerset Ave., right on Highland St., left on Cohannet St., right on Warner Blvd., serve Hannafords, and continue the current Route 1 routing back to the terminal. 

Warner Blvd. south of Cohannet St., Spring St., South St., and Railroad Ave. will no longer be served. 

The bus will alternate taking a left and right out of the GATRA terminal in order to serve the loop in both directions. 


ROUTE 5 – WALMART/EAST TAUNTON/TARGET

Time Point Changes Only


ROUTE 6 – WHITTENTON

Time Point Changes Only


ROUTE 7 – SCHOOL ST/ROUTE 44

Time Point Changes Only


ROUTE 8 – COUNTY ST/TARGET

Time Point Changes Only


ATTLEBORO


ROUTE 10 – ATTLEBORO/NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH

Route 10 will no longer serve Circle Court. Circle Court will now be served by the new Route 14. 


ROUTE 11 – SOUTH ATTLEBORO CONNECTOR

After serving the stop at Broadway & Benefit, the route will continue on Benefit St., turn left on Cottage St, turn left on Newport Ave., and continue to Market Basket. 


ROUTE 12 – ATTLEBORO/SOUTH ATTLEBORO


Route 24 will be eliminated, however, the entire route will be covered by Route 12. 

Brown & Mendon will be served on trips that serve Attleboro High School. 

Route 11 will serve Brown & Mendon on every trip. 


ROUTE 14 – NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH/PLAINVILLE


Proposed Route 14 will now start at the North Hub and serve: 

• Circle Court 

• Sunset Acres 

• Target/Stop & Shop 

• Plainridge Park Casino 

Proposed Route 14 will serve the Plainville Council on Aging via Park St. and Route 106 by deviation on certain trips throughout the day. 

Proposed Route 14 will no longer serve Man Mar Drive bus stop. Passengers can board GATRA along Messenger St. 


ROUTE 15 – STURDY HOSPITAL/LA SALETTE


Proposed Route 15 will serve Union St, Sturdy Memorial Hospital via Oneil Blvd., Maple St., La Salette Shrine, Hillcrest Acres Apartments, and return to the Attleboro Intermodal Transit Center using Emory St. 

This route will no longer serve Park St. south of the La Salette Shrine, including Oakhill. 


ROUTE 16 – SEEKONK/ATTLEBORO


Route 16 changes are related to the entrance and exit of the Attleboro Intermodal Transit Center Only. 

Proposed Route 16 outbound will leave the Attleboro Intermodal Transit Center by taking a left on S Main St., left on Wall St., left on County St, left on Olive St., and serve Attleboro Crossing. 

Proposed Route 16 inbound will serve Attleboro Crossing, left on Olive St., right on Riverfront Dr., and right into the Attleboro Intermodal Transit Center. 


ROUTE 18 – TAUNTON/NORTON/ATTLEBORO


The Route 18 will no longer serve Sturdy Memorial Hospital. The route will serve BCC and continue to the Attleboro Intermodal Transit Center.

GATRA Electric Bus Unveiling

The Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority (GATRA), is excited to announce the addition of six new electric buses to our already environmental friendly fleet. 

Taunton, MA, December 1, 2021 – GATRA is excited to announce the addition of six new electric buses to our already environmentally friendly fleet. Upon their arrival the new buses were welcomed by local officials and residents in an event that was held to introduce the zero-emission vehicles. 

The GATRA team worked to secure funding from the Volkswagen Clean Air Settlement to purchase the new buses from manufacturer, Gillig, based in California. Administrator, Mark Sousa is excited to offer a cleaner alternative to the local riders. “It is important for us to connect with and improve our community by cultivating relationships with those that share the same values,” he said. “We want to be a leader in the community by bringing enhancements to the cities and towns in our service area.” 

Gillig Vice President of Sales, Bill Fay, is excited to partner with GATRA. “These six new battery electric buses will deliver safe reliable and environmentally friendly transit to the greater Taunton and Attleboro communities.” 

Senator Mark Pacheco spoke to the attendees before cutting the ribbon to welcome the new buses. “I am pleased to support this promising clean transportation initiative paid for by the Volkswagen Clean Air Settlement.” 

Before welcoming the new buses to service, Senator Pacheco praised the GATRA team, “I want to thank administrator Mark Sousa and everyone who helped support getting this environmentally friendly alternative to the riders in the area.” 

The GATRA team would like to thank local reps Carol Doherty (Taunton/Easton) and Jim Hawkins (Attleboro) for taking the time to enjoy the first ride in the new incredibly quiet and comfortable carbon free bus. 

About Us: GATRA oversees operations of fixed route bus services in the cities of Attleboro and Taunton, and the towns of Duxbury, Foxborough, Franklin, Kingston, Mansfield, Marshfield, Middleborough, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Norton, Plainville, Plymouth, Raynham, Seekonk, Wareham, and Wrentham. In total, GATRA services over 28 cities and towns – from Southern Norfolk County and Northern Bristol County, all the way to Plymouth County and the South Shore – which all have demand response (Dial-A-Ride) services for people with disabilities and seniors.