Berkshire Eagle talks BRTA new ridership

PITTSFIELD — For years, commuters have been asking the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority to run buses at night.

Now that several nighttime loops have been established as a one-year trial, the agency’s administrator hopes that people will actually use the service so it can become a permanent part of the schedule.

“We want our customers to actually ride the bus,” Bob Malnati told The Eagle this week. “They have anecdotally been saying for years that `we want evening service,’ and now we’re dipping our toes in the water.”

Malnati and BRTA staff have been working to modernize the agency and its service for nearly 10 years, starting with the creation of its app. Now, with the night service up and running, he is focused on exploring new projects, like bringing more on-demand service to the Berkshires. Read more of “With night service up and running, BRTA looks to new avencues for ridership”.

The Berkshire Eagle published this article on Saturday June 15, 2019.

2019-06-17T09:22:54-04:00June 17th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

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