Regional Transit Plan (RTP)


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 2019.1 The report included 24 recommendations in five categories:

  • Investment and Performance
  • Accountability
  • Service Decisions
  • Quality of Service
  • Environmental Sustainability

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…”

Download the 2020 CRTP Update Here


Ways for you to provide comment on the report:

The report is out for public comment until April 16, 2021.


GATRA has prepared this Final Regional Transit Plan in accordance with the Transportation Finance Bill. The State Legislature has instructed all Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to undertake the preparation of a Regional Transit Plan as a requirement of the Transportation Finance Bill passed in 2013.  These Regional Transit Plans present an opportunity to improve local bus service operations, identify new markets of service opportunity, and meet the identified needs for public transit services in each respective RTA service area.

Final Regional Transit Plan

Appendix to Transit Plan