Brockton Area Transit Authority

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Brockton Area Transit Authority
Brockton Area Transit Authority logo.gif
BAT bus yard, South Brockton.JPG
Founded 1974
Headquarters 155 Court St.
Locale Brockton, MA
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 14
Operator East Coast Transit Services
Website ridebat.com

Brockton Area Transit Authority (BAT) is a public, non-profit organization in Massachusetts, charged with providing public transportation to the Brockton area, consisting of the city of Brockton and the adjoining towns of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, Easton, Stoughton, Canton, West Bridgewater and Whitman.[1][2]

BAT provides fixed route bus services and paratransit services within its area. BAT's buses provide interchange with each other and with the Middleborough/Lakeville commuter rail line of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) at Brockton station. BAT also runs a fixed route bus service from Brockton to Ashmont station on MBTA's Red subway line.[3] BAT operates a fleet of Gillig Low Floor buses.[4]

History[edit]

Brockton bus service was previously operated by Union Street Railway, until a protracted labor strike prompted the city to buy the routes and buses in September 1973. One year later, this system was reorganized as BAT to secure state funding, and encourage regional participation.[5]

Routes[edit]

A BAT route 12 bus at Ashmont station in 2016
  • 1 Montello via N. Main
  • 2 S. Plaza/Campello via Main
  • 2A S. Plaza via Grafton/Copeland
  • 3 V.A. Hospital via Belmont
  • 4 Westgate via Pleasant
  • 4A Westgate via N. Warren
  • 5 Brockton Hospital via Centre
  • 6 Massasoit via Crescent
  • 8 Southfield via Warren/Plain
  • 9 Pearl via W. Elm/Torrey
  • 10 Lisa/Howard via N. Quincy/Court
  • 11 Cary Hill/The Village
  • 12 Ashmont
  • 14 Stoughton via Westgate

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Regional Transit Agencies" (PDF). Massachusetts Department of Transportation. 9 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Regional Transit Authorities: Public Transportation in Massachusetts". Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  3. ^ "Official Website". Brockton Area Transit Authority. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  4. ^ Brockton Area Transit Authority roster - Canadian Public Transit Discussion Board Wiki
  5. ^ Old Colony Planning Council, City of Brockton, Urban Transportation Systems Associates, Inc. (June 1975). Brockton Area Transit Development Program. p. 26. 

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