System Alert: Due to the Covid Pandemic many routes are running on a reduced schedule. Please check individual routes.

News

Service Changes – December 31st & January 1st

Service will end by 3:00PM on all GATRA services (fixed route, Dial-a-Ride, and GATRA GO) on Thursday, December 31st and there will be NO SERVICE on New Year’s Day, January 1st.

The list below is each route’s final trip time on Thursday, December 31st.

TAUNTON

ROUTELAST OUTBOUNDLAST INBOUND
12:00PM2:20PM
6*2:00PM2:30PM
7*2:30PM3:00PM
8*2:00PM2:00PM
92:40PM2:50PM
* No High School Service on these routes

ATTLEBORO

ROUTELAST OUTBOUNDLAST INBOUND
102:30PM2:00PM
112:10PM2:30PM
122:00PM2:30PM
142:00PM2:30PM
151:00PM1:12PM
162:32PM1:59PM
181:45PM2:30PM
242:30PM2:00PM

PLYMOUTH

ROUTELAST OUTBOUNDLAST INBOUND
Freedom/Liberty2:30PM
Mayflower1:00PM
Manomet1:00PM
SAIL2:30PM2:30PM

WAREHAM

ROUTELAST DEPARTURE FROM STOP & SHOP
Link 12:30PM
Link 22:30PM
Link 41:30PM

GATRA Customer Service Window

Due to the recent spike in Covid 19 cases, as of November 2nd the GATRA Customer Service window located at 10 Oak Street, 1st Floor will not be open to the public. GATRA will be doing photo ID’s by appointment only on Wednesdays from 8:30-12:00. Please call 774-226-1263 for assistance.

Plymouth Office now selling Bus Passes

GATRA’s Plymouth office located at 40 Holman Road, Plymouth, MA is now selling 31-Day and Dial A Ride tickets. The office is opened Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please be prepared to pay by check or exact change only. The ticket prices are as follows: 31-Day full fare – $40.00, 31-Day discounted fare – $20.00. 10-Ride ADA Dial A Ride – $30.00, 10-Ride Dial A Ride – $15.00

Covid-19 Update


To protect our passengers: GATRA continues our daily procedure of cleaning, disinfecting, and airing out each bus. GATRA purchased 4 air foggers that disinfect all surfaces in each vehicle, the Offices as well as our Maintenance facilities. We have hand sanitizer units and have posted recommended passenger practices for social distancing. We are strongly suggesting that all passengers wear face coverings as it is a State Law.  The GATRA Terminal Building is still closed until further notice. The Diner has opened up, but business there has been slow.
 
To protect our Operators: We have updated our barriers in all of our vehicles to protect our Operators. We continue to restrict passengers from sitting anywhere near our Operators. The immediate seats that are close to our Operators continue to be been roped off and we have marked a line that all passengers must stay behind.

GATRA will be receiving two 35 ft. Gillig buses over the next few days. We have decided to purchase a UV Air Flow system to be placed in our air ducts. We will be testing the air quality once they are installed. If the UV system works in cleaning the air in the buses, we will be looking to upgrade all of our buses.

Effective August 31, 2020 we will resume collecting fares. This will give us a chance to make sure all vehicles have the most updated barriers to protect our Operators.

To protect our staff: Our administrative staff continue to work remotely from home. A weekly Zoom Conference is scheduled for every Tuesday for all Directors to report updates and issues in each department. This allows us to continue our regular daily operations. I continue to personally check in with all of my staff to make sure that they and their families are safe and to see if they need anything.

Although ridership continues to be low, the last three months have shown an increase. May was down 72%, June down 58% and July down 46%.

We continue to operate a modified weekday fixed route service. We did increase three routes as we saw a slight uptick in ridership on those routes. We have normal morning hours but our afternoons continue to end at 5pm. The ADA and Paratransit service continue to operate on this schedule as well.
 
GATRA is committed to providing transportation service to our riders in getting to work, grocery/pharmacy shopping, and life supporting medical services.  As this situation continues to develop, we continue to work together to get through this very challenging experience with the Covid-19 Virus.  We continue to work with our partners, the other RTA’s, the federal, state and local governments to safely provide transit services for those who need it.


Mark A. Sousa
Administrator