Connecticut River Transit
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2009)|
CRT bus in Springfield, Vermont
|Slogan||We Provide the Ride!|
|Headquarters||300 Clinton Street,
|Service area||eastern Windham and Windsor Counties, VT|
|Service type||bus service, express bus service, dial-a-bus|
|Routes||14 (5 local, 8 between-town commuters, 1 dial-a-ride paratransit)|
|Destinations||Bellows Falls, Brattleboro, Ludlow, Springfield, White River Junction, Lebanon, New Hampshire|
|Daily ridership||126,500 annually in fiscal year 2010|
|Chief executive||Ted Reeves (president)|
A private 501(c)(3) non-profit public transportation company, CRT was established in November, 2003. In 2003, it provided nearly 60,000 trips a year. In fiscal year 2010, it had an annual ridership of 126,500. The Brattleboro BeeLine, which CRT also operates for local routes in Brattleboro, served 63,000 patrons during that same time period. CRT's fleet consists of 26 wheelchair accessible vehicles, with bike racks on all vehicles.
The operating costs for local bus service in the region was $1.17 million in fiscal year 2010. Community contributions come from towns, hospitals, human service agencies, businesses and individuals; these contributions leverage committed government awards from the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), Medicaid, and area[clarification needed] human service agencies.
In 2004, VTrans selected CRT along with other transportation providers in Vermont to develop a fully coordinated transportation system; and to develop procedures to ensure that all services are open to the general public, and are carefully designed and managed to meet the needs of residents and visitors including employees, job seekers, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities, in the most flexible and cost-effective manner.
In March 2005 the CRT Board of Directors authorized a steering committee to perform a Site Feasibility Study for their headquarters, a maintenance bay, and a storage area for their buses. The committee looked at approximately 30 sites region-wide. This group consisted of representatives from the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission, the Windham Regional Commission, The Vermont Agency of Transportation, The Connecticut River Transit Board of Directors and staff. The recommended site was acquired in January 2008, and construction started in September 2008. CRT hosted a grand opening for the opening of the new building on July 31, 2009.
(information is current as of September 16, 2013)
- 1 Springfield In-Town
- 2 Bellows Falls In-Town
- 53 Bellows Falls to Brattleboro
- 55 Bellows Falls/Springfield Shuttle
- 57 Bellows Falls/Rutland Connector
- 71/72 Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Express
- 73 Dartmouth College Express
- 74 VA Hospital Express
- Okemo Seasonal Commuter
- Red Line
- White Line
- Blue Line